So I’ve been thinking a little bit about evolution.
And I don’t see any contradiction between evolution and creation.
In fact, G-d created evolution!
You see, in His infinite wisdom and love, G-d made his creations with the ability to change over time.
We are not static creatures, but we are able to evolve, adapt, transform, and grow ourselves, our species, and our world over time.
But, but, but…there are fossils hundreds of millions years old…how could G-d have created the world less than 6,000 years ago?
Well, who says G-d created the world at time horizon zero–if the world was fully formed with trees and plants, and fish, birds, animals, and people–then these could all have had age associated with and built into them already.
Boom…G-d just created Adam and Eve–was that from the point of conception, day of birth, or fully grown adult? Similarly, how old is the tallest mountain or the fullest forest when it was created?
Time is not a function of G-d who is timeless.
And the formed world appears at the blink of G-d’s eye and it can disappear that way too.
Similarly, we learn in the Bible how G-d created the world in 6 “days” and rested on the 7th, but who says a day is literally that.
Couldn’t a day as in 1, 2, 3, etc. be phases of creation…where a day could be anything from a split second to a millennium or even a hundred million years.
To the G-d who Was, Is, and Will Be–what is a day, but a span of infinitesimal to infinite time to create His children and the world to teach and grow them.
We are here in a infinite universe enveloped by the love of a limitless G-d.
Evolution is no more a constraint on G-d then time or space is–to the contrary, evolution is a blessing of G-d that lets things develop and mature from the image of G-d to the imagination of His mind’s glory. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)