The Earth - Our Creator's Creation
The earth is the magnificent creation of Yahweh, the creator of heaven and earth. It is beyond understanding and preaches the greatness of our creator.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
The greatness of the creation (the heavens cannot be measured) and the complexity and details of creation (the smallest of particles and forces have yet to be understood) is one of the most fantastic sermons on the evidence of Yahweh our creator.
Yahweh spoke light into existence. Jesus Christ is the word of God, creating the heaven and the earth.
John, an apostle of Jesus Christ, wrote in his gospel:
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
And as we read through Genesis, God spoke all things into existence. Jesus Christ, being the very word of God.
Shape of the Earth
The earth is generally shaped like a sphere. But it is not a perfect sphere. Technically it is called an oblate spheroid - it is flattened at top and bottom and wider in girth. As it spins, the belly band stretches from centripetal force, just like people are being pushed outward as they travel on a merry-go-round.
The Size of the Earth
It is 24,900 miles or 40,070 Kilometers around the equator of the earth. If you were to travel from pole to pole around the earth, the distance would be 24,812 miles or 39,931 Kilometers. That is 88 miles difference. But you may not notice after such a long trip!.
Distance from Sun
The earth orbits the sun. The earth is about 92,955,807 miles from the sun. If you were to travel through space, in a direct line from earth to sun, at 60MPH for 24 hours a day, for 365 days a year (my bottom is getting sore already), for 176.9 years (uggggh), then you would arrive at the sun. I wouldn't live that long, frankly, and the end of the trip would be mighty hot! The surface of the sun is about 10,000 degrees Farenheit! It amazes me how much warmer I feel on a clear day after the sun rises in the East. The sun makes you so much warmer, even though the sun such a long distance away.
The earth spins as it orbits the earth. Viewed from high above the North Pole, the earth spins counter-clockwise as it orbits counter-clockwise around the sun. This makes the sun rise in the East and set in the West.
The spin of the earth is around it's axis. And the plane of the spin of the earth is not in the same plane as the plane of the earth's orbit around the sun. The earth is tilted at about 23 degrees. This gives us varying amounts of sunlight closer to the North and South poles and gives us seasons: winter being coldest and summer being warmest. And for farmers and gardeners we think of it as seed-time and harvest according to soil temperatures and plant maturity.
Psalms 74:17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.
Creation Upon Creation
The earth is blessed with an abundance of water. About 70% of earth is water covered. We have seas, oceans, underground springs, rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, and an large amount of sea creatures. So many, they have not all been discovered.
And we have land. About 30% of earth is land covered. And on this land grows an fantastic array of trees, shrubs, plants, herbs, grasses and such that have not all yet been identified and cataloged.
Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
And we have land animals: elephants, giraffes, cattle, oxen, horses, sheep, goats, fowl that roam the land and many have been domesticated. The oxen provide labor to till fields, the sheep for wool, goats for milk and birds for feathers and for amazing views so much that people will travel across the world for safaris and animal watching.
The most notable global event on the earth was the flood that occurred 1657 years after the beginning in the second month and the 17th day. It killed all land animals and people on the earth except for 8 souls in an ark made according to God's specifications.
The whole earth was repopulated by these 8 souls into the roughly 7.6 billion people today.
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