I am blessed by our passage from Psalm 104 today which praises the Lord for His magnificent work of creation. It covers creation of the universe and the earth. It talks of the flood, and how the Lord raised the mountains and lowered the valleys and set the edge of the oceans as the flood receded, and promised to never again bring on a world-wide flood. The Lord provides water, fruit, and food for all the animals He made. He also provides food and sustenance for the people He created. He gave us the sun and moon to make life possible on the earth. This passage, along with many others in the Bible assume the book of Genesis is actual history.
When I was in high school 50 years ago, I struggled to understand how to reconcile the Genesis account of creation with what was being taught in school. At that time I didn't come up with a good solution, but I chose to believe the Biblical account. In recent years I have been blessed by the Institute for Creation Research (www.icr.org). They have produced many books, movies, and articles in their free Acts and Facts magazine. These articles are available on their website. It's so rewarding to find that true science supports the Biblical account. We can rejoice with the psalmist in our closing verse for today, "How many living things you have made, O LORD! You have exhibited great skill in making all of them; the earth is full of the living things you have made." (Psalm 104:24 NET) With verse 1 we can truly "Praise the LORD, O my soul!"