Good Evening, God
This image was from the Deep Time Walk people. That is an app for iPhone or iPad — and I have downloaded it. I chose not to actually walk . . . not during my wonderful husband Kitʻs birthday week . . . which is full. And I only got to 3600 MYA (Million Years Ago). I had hoped for images as shown in the image above. But so far only chatting and a good glossary. Still fascinating! AHA! I just saw that you can buy a set of 58 cards to get the images!
We have just gotten to the point where the scientist said that up to now (3600 MYA) the environment dictates to life. Life must accommodate to the environmental conditions. But, she said, we are coming to a point where Life will create the environment — or at least be a major influence on the environment. Hmm. We are now (2020 A.D./CBE) proof of that!
But, God, as I plod along gather shreds of information about the slow development of life, what strike me is Your Patience! Such a LONG TIME even to get the planet ready for one celled creatures! And then such complexity coming and then on occasion going. I must say, I am impressed we humans managed to sort out as much as we have.
Still, I can certainly understand why you gave us the “short” version in Genesis. Just the “headlines” so to speak. Because I may not have the patience to go through the 36 segments still ahead of me on the Deep Time Walk.
Years ago I tried to capture the slow nature of how You went about Building Complexity in a 3 minute video Star Dust. Three minutes! But, hey, I had fun. And I imagine the creators of Deep Time Walk had fun too.
Creating IS fun — a joy! And I think of it as calling forth all of our “best efforts” in a way similar to the efforts of dedicated athletes. A small example: our daughters worked together via phone yesterday to create a gift for Kit — and they told me there was a lot of laughter.
I like to think of You as laughing too.