Science confirms and explains much of God’s creation, but I’ve got to admit that the vast majority of it goes way over my head. I do, however, remember the basics from elementary school about the water cycle. Also known as the hydrologic cycle, it is water’s circle of evaporation, condensation, precipitation and flow back into the ocean—a complex scientific process, but fairly simple to understand the basics.
Yet, standing at the mouth of the Mad River and watching it flow into the Pacific, the science wasn’t on my mind. It was the astounding continuity, complexity and beauty of God’s creation.
A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises, and the sun goes down and hastens to the place where it rises. The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns. All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again. Ecclesiastes 1:4-7
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