The sun’s temperature is 12,000 degrees Fahrenheit and we live 93 million miles away from it – just the right distance. If the earth’s temperature were even 50 degrees hotter or colder, all life would cease. Why was the earth not fixed in place twice as far away or twice as near? Because God is Creator; and in Him All things hold together. The earth rotates 365 times a year as we pass around the sun. What would happen if we only rotated 36 times instead? Well, if this were the case our days and nights would be ten times as long; we’d be terribly hot on one side of the earth and terrible cold on the other! Oxygen makes up about 21% of our atmosphere; just the right amount. Why not 50%? Well, if it was 50% the first time someone lit a match we’d all be toast! It’s 21% by design because God is Creator and in Him All things hold together.

Adapted from The UCB Word For Today devotional, 04/06/2000