John explains in the first chapter of his Gospel that Jesus is the creator of all things. John 1:3, says, “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.” But that’s not the only passage that makes that claim in the Bible. Colossians 1:16 says, “For by him (Jesus) all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.”

It seems that science has been used to discredit the Christian faith. But a serious look at the created order around us both through a microscope and a telescope should move us to worship its creator. I like David Guzik’s commentary on the Colossians passage. It’s worth looking at. He writes about some of the marvels of creation after stating, “There is no doubt that Jesus is the author of all creation. He Himself is not a created being. When we behold the wonder and the glory of the world Jesus created, we worship and honor Him all the more.” Then he recites some of the marvelous aspects of Jesus’ creation. Let me point out a few of these.

First, Comets have vapor trails up to 10,000 miles long. If you could capture all that vapor, and put it in a bottle, the amount of vapor actually present in the bottle would take up less than 1 cubic inch of space.

Second, Saturn’s rings are 500,000 miles in circumference, but only about a foot thick.

Third: If the sun were the size of a beach ball and put on top of the Empire State Building, the nearest group of stars would be as far away as Australia is to the Empire State Building.

Fourth: The earth travels around the sun about eight times the speed of a bullet fired from a gun.

Fifth: There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings on the entire earth.

Sixth: A single human chromosome contains twenty billion bits of information. How much information is that? If written in ordinary books, in ordinary language, it would take about four thousand volumes.

Seventh: According to Greek scholar A.T. Robertson, all things were created has the idea of “stand created” or “remain created.” Robertson adds: “The permanence of the universe rests, then, on Christ far more than on gravity. It is a Christ-centric universe.”1

1 David Guzik, Colossians, David Guzik’s Commentaries on the Bible (Santa Barbara, CA: David Guzik, 2013), Col 1:15–20.