Our Planet Earth

OUR Planet Earth is truly a wonder- a rare, beautiful jewel in space. Astronauts have reported that, viewed from space,the earth’s blue skies and white clouds “made it by far the most inviting object they could see”.

However, it is much more than just beautiful. The greatest of all cosmological scientific puzzles,  confounding all our efforts to comprehend it, is the earth. We are only now beginning to appreciate how strange and splendid it is, how it catches the breath, the loveliest object afloat around the sun, enclosed in its own blue bubble of atmosphere, manufacturing and breathing its own oxygen, fixing its own nitrogen from the air into its own soil, generating its own weather.

Of all the planets in our solar system, only on Earth have scientists found life. The earth is filled with marvelous, abundant varieties of living things there are -microscopic organisms. Such as insects, plants, fish, birds, animals and humans. In addition, the earth is a vast storehouse of wealth that contains everything  needed to sustain all that is life. The more that scientists examine the planet Earth and its life, the more they realize that it is indeed superbly designed.

Right Distance From The Sun

Among the many precise conditions vital to life on the earth is the amount of light and heat received from the sun. The earth gets only a small fraction  of the sun’s energy. Yet, it is just the right amount required to sustain life. This is because the earth is just the right distance from the sun- an average 93,000,000 miles. If the earth were much closer to the sun or farther away from it,temperatures would be too hot or too cold for life. The earth consistently makes a complete rotation on its axis every 24 hours. This provides regular periods of light and darkness. But what if the earth rotated on its axis, say, only once a year? It would mean that the same side of the earth would be facing the sun all year long.

As the Earth rotates on its axis, it is tilted 23.5 degrees in relation to the sun. If the Earth were not tilted, there would be no change of seasons. Climate would be the same all the time. While this would not make life impossible, it would make it less interesting and would drastically change the present crop cycles in many places. If the earth were tilted much more, there would be extremely hot summers and extremely cold winters. But the tilt of 23.5 degrees allows for the delightful changing of seasons  with their interesting  variety. In many parts of the earth, there are refreshing springtime with plants and trees awakening and beautiful flowers coming into bloom, warm summers that allow for all kinds of outdoor activity,crisp autumn weather with gorgeous displays of leaves changing colors, and winters with beautiful scenes of snow-draped mountains, forests and fields. Yes the infinitely greater and more amazing” house”- our planet earth- requires the existence of a remarkably intelligent designer and a builder, GOD.- Hebrews 3:4

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