In Darwin We Trust

One spring morning I watched a squirrel scurry to a spot in the back yard, stop, and dig up an acorn. He climbed a bird-feeder pole and enjoyed his buried treasure in the warming sunshine.

I’ve seen this often, and smiled with delight just thinking about how the furry little guy’s built-in GPS enables him to find each acorn or walnut that he had buried the previous fall. And then I wondered how anyone watching this amazing display could write it off as a chance occurrence, a fluke of evolutionary adaptation.

The answer is not difficult. While logic and experience cause us to expect that a designer / creator is behind such things, many choose to ignore the obvious in favor of blind chance and purposeless materialism. But why? To what end? The short answer is that if no one created “all this,” then we are not accountable. We can do what we choose. There is no right or wrong outside of what we decide. We are masters of our universe.

Scripture tells us that all are inexcusable before God because the heavens declare His glory (Psalm 19:1-6) and all creation bears witness to its Creator (Romans 1:19, 20). Instead, many choose to worship the creature rather than the creator, even the creature of scientism.

It is only fools who say, out loud, “There is no God.” For in their hearts, they know He is there, the Mind behind all thinking, the Genius behind all creativity, the Joy behind every enjoyment.

The same Bible that tells us of this God who created us also tells us why we have gone astray and how He is making things right. And it turns out that even a squirrel can point us in the right direction.

“Look at the birds of the air;
they do not sow or reap
or store away in barns,
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.”
Matthew 6:26

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