This week we’re going to be reflecting on the ‘the web of life’ as explored on Sunday morning.
M = Meditate on what this web tells us about God
Psalm 145:3-7 (NIVUK)
3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty –
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works –
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
On Sunday I talked about the theoretical scientist Abdus Salam, who won the Nobel Prize for his work on the Standard Model of Particle Physics. He was motivated by the observation and belief that under the complexity of physical science there lies a fundamental elegance and ‘simplicity’. As a life scientist and biochemist, I see something similar in DNA, the chemical component that determines genetics, and which is found in virtually all life (some forms have RNA). Such elegance and order underlying complexity and variety, to me points to God and his order and work in creating and sustaining life. It is a beautiful thing, which points to a beautiful God.
Make time today to reflect on the wonder of the web-of-life. Seek God’s fingerprints, and say with the Psalmist:
21 My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature praise his holy name
for ever and ever. (Psalm 145:21)