Blind chance versus God’s command (2)

Monday February 5, 2024
Bob Gass
1 min read
0:00 No Audio

“By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” Hebrews 11:3 NIV

Speaking of our amazing bodies…what about DNA? Each human cell (up to 100 trillion) contains a database larger than the Encyclopedia Britannica! Could all that have originated by chance? English physicist Paul Davies makes this comparison: “It’s rather like exploding a stick of dynamite under a pile of bricks and expecting it to build a house. You may liberate enough energy to raise the bricks, but without coupling the energy to the bricks in a controlled way, there’s little hope of producing anything other than a chaotic mess.” Clearly it requires more than a pile of bricks to build a house. The intelligence of the architect and the skill of the builder are key components. And it’s the same with all the complexities of a human being. The odds are zero that all the required elements necessary to initiate human life just happened to assemble themselves in the same spot on earth at the same time. And even if we did accept that notion, blind chance couldn’t put those 100 trillion cells together in the order required to produce life. Prominent scientist Francis Crick wasn’t noted for his faith, but even he said, “The origin of life seems almost to be a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have had to have been satisfied to get it going.” And what’s the miracle? The psalmist said, “You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:13-14 NIV). That’s the miracle!

The Word for You Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from Celebration Enterprises, Inc. Copyright © 2024

Bible in a Year:

Give the Gift of Daily Hope

Your gift of just $100 can help print and distribute The Word For You Today to those who are struggling and need God's Word to lift them up.

Want daily encouragement? The Word For You Today will be emailed daily to you!

Sign up for The Word For You Today Email

* indicates required

Unsubscribe anytime



Give the gift of daily Hope to others.


Get positive, uplifting UCB Radio and The Word For You Today wherever you go with our FREE app. 


Let us stand with you and pray for your concerns.

UCB Radio Prayerline is powered by

Request Prayer

Previous Daily Encouragement

Read Today
Fri February 02

God ideas

The first Jewish temple ranks as one of the architectural wonders of the ancient world. Built in the tenth century BC, the project’s scope...

Read more
Wed January 31

God and your work (3)

The first person in the Bible who was said to be “filled with the Spirit of God” was Bezalel. And if his name doesn’t...

Read more
Tue January 30

God and your work (2)

Most adults spend about half their waking lives at work. Your work is a huge part of God’s plan for your life. He designed...

Read more