The Grand Design
Updated: Jan 10, 2020
You wake up in the morning, jump out of bed, have a shower, get dressed, enjoy some breakfast and get set for your day.
You open the door, get into your car, drive to wherever it is that you are going.
You realise you are low on fuel, so you stop and refill.
You get to your destination; do your thing for a while before enjoying some lunch and seeing out the rest of your day.
On your way home you stop by the market and pick up some stuff, then drop in to see a friend for a tea before eventually making your way back home.
Sounds like a pretty typical day.
But what we have failed to even consider is where your food came from, how your car got to be where it is and how it’s even possible for you to refuel or stop by the market to pick up some things.
What I’ve described and alluded to is a simple chain of events that made your day possible.
One thing leading to another, everything somehow linked to give you a ‘whole’ experience.
This is all by design; it is no accident that things work in that way.
Someone gave it some serious thought and there it is.
Now if you zoom out a little, you’ll begin realise that we live in this pretty weird eco-system where everything just seems to work.
A little closer to the sun and we burn to death.
A little further from the sun and we freeze.
Everything is perfectly placed within our atmosphere for the creation of water and oxygen.
Earth's cycles work in such a way that it continues to sustain life and has done so for millions of years.
Like your day, nature also relies on a series of events to keep things working.
Every single thing in nature, is somehow linked to something else, and if you look close enough what you begin to realise is how perfectly the 'whole' system works together.
Could this all be by accident?
I guess it could – but if it is, it’s an accident that has given us the ideal illustration of what perfect design looks like.
The one thing we all do voluntarily without thinking about is probably one of the most important - breathing.
It doesn’t seem like a big deal, until you’re reminded that this planet is the only place in the universe that we know of where breathing is even possible, crazy right?
I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty special and if that doesn’t inspire awe, then I don’t know what will.