Today’s Scripture: And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness… GenesisĀ 1:25-26a

In one of my recent series, Origins, we looked at day six of creation and were astounded as we considered everything the Lord has made. According to today’s research, there are over 7 million species of land animals and 2 million insect species alive at this moment in time. These numbers are astounding, but what is even more incredible is the amount of detail that our Creator put into each one. For example:

  • Ants are far more than just the pest at your picnic. There are over 10,000 known species around the world. They can carry more than three times their weight and are capable of communicating the presence of food or even danger with certain chemicals that they are able to produce. [nationalgeographic.com]
  • Chameleons can not only change their color to match their environment, but they also have a tongue that can launch from 0 to 20 feet in 20 milliseconds which means it accelerates 5 times faster than a fighter jet. [answersingenesis.org]
  • Giraffes can run as fast as 35 miles per hour, have a 21 inch long tongue, and can stand within half an hour of being born. Also, no two giraffes have the same pattern on their skin. [nationalgeographic.com] The giraffe also has specialized valves housed within the vessels of his neck that regulate the blood pressure being pumped to the brain while he takes his water break. Without this feature, the giraffe would suffer a fatal increase of blood pressure to his head. [apologeticspress.org]

Why am I referencing all these creatures today? I want you to consider how the same God that made them, made you with even more detail, even more care, and far more purpose. The next time you are tempted to doubt His attention to detail in your life, consider everything He has made. He has not left you to fend for yourself. He has got your life completely under control. Every detail of how He made you serves a greater purpose than you can see. Every life situation you have gone through has been to mold you into what He needs you to be. Be confident today that you serve a God of details.

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.