But what about things upon the earth? Do they also declare that God is real? God’s provision of the sunshine, the rain, the delicious foods to eat, and even “life and breath and all things,” testifies that he is real. Daily he is furnishing things for the sustenance and good cheer of humankind. He is not absent from the earth or man; he is not without witness that he is a living God.
Consider the marvelous way that He feeds and sustains life on earth. All our food comes as a result of His wonderful food-making process that man calls photosynthesis. Although it appears so basic, so simple, the most learned human scientists are amazed at it. Green plants combine energy from light with water and carbon dioxide, and thus miraculously produce food. Marvelous laws beyond human perception and comprehension control the process.
Consider also that in this miraculous food-making process oxygen is manufactured in the plants and released to the atmosphere. Man and beast take in this oxygen—they require it to ‘live and move and exist’—and, in turn, give off carbon dioxide, a key material used in plants for food-making. What a marvelous cycle in which both plants and animals cooperate! The heavens and earth do indeed declare: ‘God is alive.’