Design Reveals the Designer

Where there is a design there must be a designer. A clock has a design. The older design of a clock has a large hand that goes around the surface once every hour. Each time it does a smaller hand goes around the surface one-twelfth of the surface. Each time it does a much smaller hand goes around its cycle three hundred times. They each perform their cycles exactly day after day. They do it by design.

By removing the back of the clock and studying the operation one can see how a human being could have designed it.

A study of various designs in the universe ranging from that of an atom to a galaxy reveals no human effort could have made such a design. A designer is required.

Of Him it is said, “For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.” (Hebrews 3:4) 

The changing foliage in Autumn reveals a design requiring a creative designer with a colorful palette.

Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives vegetation its green color. Only plants that are green have chlorophyll. These plants have red, yellow and orange pigmentation, but they are usually masked by greater amounts of green.

In the fall, due to the changes in temperature and changes in the daylight length, the leaves stop their food-making process (photosynthesis). The carotenoids and anthocyanin that are present in the leaf are then unmasked and show their colors. The chlorophyll breaks down – the green color disappears. This results in a clear, identifiable color of red, yellow, orange and occasionally brown.

Evergreens: pines, spruces, cedars, firs, and so on are able to survive winter because they have toughened up. Their needle-like or scale-like foliage is covered with a heavy wax coating and the fluid inside their cells contains substances that resist freezing. Thus the foliage of evergreens can safely withstand all but the severest winter conditions, such as those in the Arctic. Evergreen needles survive for some years but eventually fall because of old age. 

This designed complexity shouts there is a Designer. God had a purpose in establishing this design: “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)

If at all possible go outside, inhale, and revel at the blanket of color that wafts over your soul as you are blessed by the creative artistry of the divine Creator.

If He has done all of that by design He is surely able to refresh and renew His apex creation, the wonder and wonderful you.