WHAT IS LIFE
What is life? We know what sunshine is; we know what rain is. We know what the moon and stars are. These are all things we can see. We know they are there but they are not life. So where do we find out what life is? Did you know that no human being can make life? It cannot be made in a laboratory. And life can't be seen like the moon or the stars. So what is life?
Lets take a look at life:Here is a picture of a rice field in China. Rice grows in wet fields. South
China grows a lot of rice because it has a very wet and hot climate.
Rice is one form of life. We know it grows from seed because the rice life is in the seed. In the very beginning when God created seeds to bear fruit and
vegetables he created them after their own kind. Here is what God said:
‘And he said, ‘Let the earth burst forth with every sort of grass and
seed-bearing plant, and fruit trees with seeds inside the fruit, so that these
seeds will produce the kinds of plants and fruits they came from
.’ (Genesis chapter 1:11) From the very beginning
life was inside the seeds and the seeds only produced the plants or trees they came from. The seeds came from their own species and only produced their own species.
They did not evolve from any other form of life for the life of the seed is its own life that God gave it. He designed each seed to bear its own kind of grain or fruit or tree.
Of course, we can see a rice field like this one and know that the rice is good. God created rice to be good to eat. But we can’t actually see the life in the seed. That is a mystery for life cannot be seen. We only see a picture of what kind of life it is. Yet we know that it is alive with its own life even though we cannot see the life inside the seed.
Take a look at this picture of life:
The mother horse has recently had a foal. Isn’t she cute?
The foal is called Summer. Her mother is called Tango, a very beautiful and gentle horse. She feeds Summer and takes care of her keeping her eye on her baby all the time.
The foal is from the cells of the mother and father, - mare and colt, - and grows to be exactly like one or the other. So life is not accidental or mixed
up, horses looking like goats, or pigs or rabbits. They are created like each other, either male or female and from those two come new life. We cannot see the life of the horse. We see a horse and we know that it is alive but we cannot see the life inside it. The foal is like the mother but that likeness which it inherited from the mother is not its life. Its life is God given. Life is
remarkably diverse for even in one species there are many varieties of that one species. There are many different kinds of horses and many different kinds of rice and trees as there are of fish or birds. Everything alive that God has made is so individual and uniquely so. Everything God has created is unique. It has no evolution except that which God gave to it. Everything that has life was created by God and that is why it is so unique.
The bible, God's Word, tells us that God made man out of the earth and breathed into him the 'breath of life'.
( Genesis 2:7 )That is why we cannot see life. It came from the breath of God. I am made by God. You are made by God. We are made by God. But just think about it, I, the person I am, cannot be seen.
You, the person you are, cannot be seen. We have bodies but we cannot be seen inside those bodies. Why do you think that is? The breath of life that God breathed into Adam and Eve was not air or wind. Breath in the context of life means spirit. God is Spirit and so if we are made in God's image, -God who is Spirit; - we are spiritual beings. The I in you and me is spirit. The principle
of spirit is mind and reason, love and truth, free will and choice.
Try and imagine a life without a mind or spirit; without choice or free will;
without reason or feelings. Would we not be just machines? God has not made us
that way. He has made us to have the power greater than any other power to chose
right from wrong, good from bad, personal choice from impersonal choice. So what
do we learn from these facts.
1. God made us
2. We are spiritual beings
3. We are unique just as everything that breaths is unique after its own seed
4. God made life
5. God put love and beauty in the world in all that he made
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