The Copenhagen clock took 40 years to build. It has 10 faces and 15,000 parts. It computes the time of day, days of the week, months, and years—even movements of planets for 2,500 years. Some parts of that clock will not move for 25 centuries. Still, it is not accurate. It loses 2/5th of a second every 300 years! Like all clocks, it needs the universe itself to regulate it. We never cease to be amazed at God’s wisdom in creating and sustaining the universe. The author of Psalm 104 praises God for how He created and organized various aspects of creation. He writes, “You made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to set.” The psalmist regards the moon and sun as clocks and calendar God made for us. The psalmist says of God, “You send the darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals prowl about. Then the young lions roar for their prey, stalking the food provided by God. At dawn, they slink back into their dens to rest. Then people go off to their work, where they labor until evening.” The writer also marvels at God’s order on earth: Wild goats live in mountains; conies live in crags; birds nest in trees; fish live in water. Lions rule at night while humans sleep; humans govern at day while most animals sleep. Every species has its space. We stand in awe at such wisdom; and we worship, love, and obey the God who did it.
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