22 March 2014

Creation and Evolution

Creation and Evolution
Written 17 March 2014

I watched the second episode of Cosmos: Space Time Adventure last night. I am amazed at the continued either / or on creation and evolution issue.

Why can’t it be creation and evolution?

I was a science major in high school and college. I have never seen the conflict between the two ‘sides’. My faith tells me we were created in the image of our Heavenly Father. He also created plants and animals and bacteria and virus, etc.

Did he create them exactly as they are now? No.

Once created evolution has been ongoing. Natural selection happened. Breeding by humans has happened. Mutations have happened. You could almost say that actually de-evolution happened first as everything was created perfect, then environment had an impact and things started to change. Look at the life spans as noted in the Bible how they gradually shortened from Adam and Eve’s nearly 1,000 years.  

To me nature is the handiwork of our Heavenly Father. The beauty. The simplicity. The complexity. All are evidence of our Heavenly Father creating everything and putting in place things to evolve thereafter. Creation and evolution at work together. 

26 January 2014

Poem: Balance

By Abby Weyr
26 January 2014

Reflect on and learn from the past
Look forward and plan for the future
While living in the present.
For we should know
How far we have come
How far we have to go
And where we are.

Picture taken at Rialto Beach, Washington on 16 September 2013.

The picture inspired the poem along with a recent picture/saying on Facebook. That one was about only looking forward. I disagree. My thoughts about it came together as the poem as I was going through the pictures from SMD and saw this one. To me it is a matter of balancing the three aspects of our life - past, future and present.