It’s a good feeling when something is finished. Whether it’s a construction job, the baking of a cake, or the writing of a book, finishing gives us a sense of accomplishment.
The Scriptures tell us, “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them” (Genesis 2:1, KJV). The heavens and the earth were finished. Creation was complete. The horse was finished. It had been made by God with two eyes, two ears, one mouth, four legs, and a curve in its back to comfortably accommodate the curve of a human rider.
The dog was also finished. It had two ears, two eyes, four legs, one tail, and one bark. Both the horse and the dog also had all the necessary parts to breath air, digest food, see sights, hear sounds, and reproduce after their own kind. Plus, both had male and female. Everything was finished, complete, ready to go.
“In reality, nothing evolved or is evolving. It was all created by the genius of God, and everything is complete. It is finished, just as the Scriptures say.”
The theory of evolution says that nothing is finished. Nothing is complete. Nothing is ready to go. The horse is still evolving. So is the dog. To believe this, all you need is a big imagination, a small brain, millions of years, and the word “perhaps.”
Perhaps in millions of years, the horse will have five legs, another mouth, a bigger curve (people are getting bigger), and three ears. Perhaps it won’t. Same with the dog. Two barks? Three tails?
Evolution only evolves where it needs to evolve, and perhaps it will conclude that four legs, one mouth, a cool curve, and two ears are a perfect design for the horse. Same with the dog.
In reality, nothing evolved or is evolving. It was all created by the genius of God, and everything is complete. It is finished, just as the Scriptures say.
Then There Are Birds
“…and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens” (Genesis 1:20, NKJV).
According to the Smithsonian Magazine, an estimated 50 billion birds inhabit the earth, with around 9,700 different bird species. Of these 50 billion, approximately 1.6 billion are common house sparrows. All these birds are the distant descendants of those first created by God in the beginning. He created them male and female, and each continued to reproduce after its own kind, all the way to our modern day.
“To the ungodly, the origin of life is a mystery. But for those who believe the Bible, the mystery is solved in one sentence. God created the heavens and the earth in the beginning (Genesis 1:1).”
For the sake of understanding what God did, let’s think for a moment of one particular species and consider how this began. Each bird was created as a unique individual, even within its own species—with its own peculiar feathers, two wings, a flight-conducive skeletal structure, two seeing eyes, a working brain, life-giving blood (with connecting blood vessels), a beating heart, a stomach with the capacity to digest food and produce energy to fly. It’s also given an instinct to search for the food conducive to its kind, to find a mate within its own species, to build a nest to accommodate its family, to produce fertilized eggs, to hatch the eggs, and to feed and raise its young. And that was a very shallow overview. It is far more complex.
Along with this, it needs to have the ability to fly. All this happens intuitively, with no previous flight experience. But it, too, was finished and ready to go.
To the ungodly, the origin of life is a mystery. But for those who believe the Bible, the mystery is solved in one sentence. God created the heavens and the earth in the beginning (Genesis 1:1).
The psalmist points to the eternality of God before the Genesis creation, before the beginning:
Before the mountains were born
Or before You had given birth to the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are [the eternal] God. (Psalm 90:2, Amplified Bible)
Eternity is the dimension of time with both ends knocked out. Such thoughts are too much for the human brain to entertain, and yet they leave us in awe of our Creator. And that awe explodes when we think of the incarnation.
This eternal Creator became subject to flesh and time, and He dwelt among us. But the awe grows even greater when we think of what happened at the cross. All because of God’s kindness, we can now look forward to pleasure forever:
You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11, Amplified Bible)
And here comes the mind-blower for our small brains. When Jesus cried, “It is finished,” from the cross, that wasn’t the end. It was the beginning. It meant that we, too, can have a world without end—where unspeakable pleasure will never be finished. I can’t wait.