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Science has often been put at odds with Christianity, but the more we look into science the more we can see the work of the creator. In the field of microbiology, the intricacy and complexity of microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses, demonstrate the existence of a creator. The highly specialized structures and functions within these tiny organisms cannot be explained by evolution alone and must have been designed by a higher power.
The evidence for this is the interdependence and cooperation between different microorganisms in an ecosystem.
My wife often reminds me to take care of my gut bacteria, but feeding it with fermenting foods like sauerkraut and yoghurt, because it adds to my body’s overall health. But these gut bacteria are not part me, but we can’t live without it, and it can’t live without us. This symbiotic relationship and dependence between bacteria in our gut and such complex relationships and systems could not have arisen by chance and must have been deliberately planned and put into motion.
The continuing discovery of new microscopic organisms and the expansion of our understanding of their functions are further evidence for God: far from being at odds with Christian belief, this scientific exploration testifies to the Creator God – it seems creation itself ‘waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God.’
I’m Rowan Locke from Thinking Matters, and this has been your Thought for Today for more reasons to believe visit www.thinkingmatters.org.nz