Planet Earth (God showing off!)

If there are any of you out there who have not seen BBC’s marvelous series Planet Earth, you really ought to try to catch a re-run somewhere on TV, or go to youtube and find some of the videos from the series.

Jeannette and I have been watching the series on TV here in America, and now we have borrowed the full five disc version from one of Jeannette’s sisters, Erika, and we’ve been watching it again the past few evenings.

It’s incredible TV. Amazing footage shot over periods of weeks and months all over the world by photographers, film makers and other TV people who truly must be dedicated to their work! I can’t even imagine that type of patience often in extreme weather conditions..!

But more so than just being great TV, for me this is a time of worship. Worship to the Creator of all of it. I don’t want to fall into the trap that Paul described in Romans 1 where he refers to people who “exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator” (Romans 1:25). The earth is beautiful and everything that’s created is glorious, but it’s not worthy of worship. God is the only one who is worthy of worship. And looking at his beautiful creation in the Planet Earth videos give wonderful reasons for worshiping the God of such rich imagination, diversity, and sense of humor!

Here is the first part of the episode called The Great Plains, which is definitely one of my favorites. Search for Planet Earth on youtube.com, and you will find a lot of these wonderful, awe inspiring and praise provoking videos.

Torben – who finds it hard to understand that David Attenborough, who narrated all of Planet Earth for BBC, still is a strong agnostic who claims he hasn’t seen enough evidence for God creating the world after having witnessed all of God’s amazing beauty all over the world in this series and in his 50 years of working with natural history!

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds thy hands have made. I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee, how great thou art, how great thou art. Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee, how great thou art, how great thou art!

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