Graduation season is in full swing, but for younger students it’s Science Fair time. Last week my daughter presented the experiment she has been working on.
Elianna had a simple idea and set out to prove it. Her project required that she grow plants. She grew two different types of plants from seeds, and used another plant already established. She started by planting two different types of seeds. The seeds were tiny, and though they were for two different types of plants they looked very similar. We waited several days for the seeds to sprout. Once they did it was easy to tell the difference between plants.
How creative our God is. The genetic code for all living things is housed in a tiny seed, or egg. Curiosity got the best of me, so I looked up some scientific facts about plants. Botanists say there are approximately 400,000 different species of plants.[i] Can we wrap our head around that number?
There’s more. God didn’t stop with plants, he created animals too. Zoologists estimate the number of animal species on the planet to be 50,000.[ii] There are also nearly 1 million species of insects.[iii] And then there is man. There are currently over 7 billion people on the planet and each of them is unique. But that is a small number in comparison to the number of people who have ever lived – approximately 107 billion![iv]
Perhaps these numbers will help us see how powerful and creative our God is. Once we understand this, we can begin to let Him work in our lives in amazing ways.
Have a blessed day.
Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.
And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds:the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.