“His eye is on the sparrow…


…and I know He watches me.” Because the sparrow was so close to me I could almost touch it! Although it was on the outside of my window… I guess this is a sign that spring really is starting (slowly) to kick in!

Here’s a closer view of my little feathered friend:

I love to see birds and squirrels and other animals. It’s amazing how life comes in all shapes and sizes! I never cease to marvel at the complexity of living things, how they are full of energy and all seem to have their own personality. I believe that the evidence points to evolution as the mechanism for the diversity and development of life, but I see this process as a part of God’s creation, which – if anything – gives God more glory than if He had decided to model them literally one by one. I am dazzled by the wisdom and power of God, who creates an apparently limited number of processes and natural laws which can produce such an abundance of varied life forms!

I think it’s a pity that the scientific aspects of evolution have become so strongly associated with materialistic philosophy that many believers dismiss evolution off-hand as being contrary to faith in God. Certainly, there is debate among scientists as to the details and full range of the mechanisms involved, and scientists who propose evolutionary theory have not – in fact, cannot – explain in detail everything we see. In fact, none of our scientific knowledge is perfect and complete. But, even though the picture needs completing, I think that the parts of the picture that evolution offers us are beautiful and exciting, and give us an insight into God’s world-making skill.

About Matthew Green

I am a translator, origami artist/teacher, and photographer, a blogger, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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