Thursday, October 22, 2009


Earth is an amazing movie which I highly recommend. I wasn't really looking forward to watching it, truthfully. I thought it would be a boring documentary. It's not boring at all. It shows all of the coolest parts of creation to good music with interesting and funny narration. It uses some really neat time lapse shots to show the passing of the seasons.
This movie mainly follows the journeys of three families; Polar Bears in the northern Arctic, a pod of Whales, and some Elephants. In between the bits about them it also shows life in the rain forest, the desert, the woodlands, the mountains, and Antarctica as well as many other awesome things.
Isn't it stunning what awesome things God has made? The strangest things, the way whales eat krill with their "bubble net" for example, are just so beautiful. The more we know about creation, the more we can understand that it is not all about us. At first I was thinking God gives us these beautiful things so we will see Him more clearly. That is true, but it can't be the whole picture. What about all the things that go unnoticed by us? In the middle of the wilderness where no people are there to see them, God still has incredible creations. God doesn't do things just for our benefit. Everything is for His glory.

Isaiah 44:22-23
22 I have swept away your offenses like a cloud,
your sins like the morning mist.
Return to me,
for I have redeemed you."
23 Sing for joy, O heavens, for the LORD has done this;
shout aloud, O earth beneath.
Burst into song, you mountains,
you forests and all your trees,
for the LORD has redeemed Jacob,
he displays his glory in Israel.

Read Job 38 and 39 if you want an incredible description of creation from the mouth of God himself. A funny thing about this passage is the rhetorical questions and even sarcasm used by God in making his point to Job. I also love how it shows God's attention to the details of all his creation. It is comforting to know He is in control of it all.

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