Words from the Heart for Sunday April 22nd, 2018
Do you realize the extent of the earth? Tell me about it if you know!
Job 38:18 (NLT)
The Extent of the Earth
Job was not able to answer that he had all knowledge like his God! God knows even the smallest detail of the world He has created. Generations of mankind have been studying this earth but are still making discoveries. All things are known to our God. What a miracle that this amazing God also knows every detail about our lives and loves us without limit.
On a federal government webpage titled, “The Extent of Canada’s Wetlands,” we learn Canada has about 1.29 million square kilometers of wetlands, covering 13% of Canada’s land area. What is most staggering is that this means our country has close to one quarter of the world’s remaining wetlands. Most of Canada’s wetlands occur in the Boreal Shield which has 25% of Canadian wetland area. Wetlands form almost 80% of the Hudson Plains, the area surrounding Hudson Bay.
The book of Job is the oldest book in the Bible. It was written before the books of Moses, and in it God reveals so much of His nature. It teaches us about His power and majesty, His creative genius, and His love for His people. Even though Job faced horrific things in his life, God never left him and in God’s time, restored to Job all he had lost, and more. God says something interesting in Job 38:18 that contrasts his knowledge with human knowledge: “Do you realize the extent of the earth? Tell me about it if you know!” The people in Job’s day didn’t know nearly as much about the earth as we do today. But we might be surprised at how much they did know. God has birthed into us the inquisitiveness that makes us want to know more about this world we have been given. But even today there is much we don’t understand about our planet. We have yet to plumb the depths of the sea. We are still discovering creatures that we never knew existed. God is still God – the all-knowing and all loving.
These have been words from the heart.