I recently returned from traveling 11,500+ miles across the western half of the United States. It’s a big country with lots of cool stuff in it.
On this trip we visited 35 national parks and monuments, each of which is filled with signs explaining various things about the land we were viewing.
Every national park told us that “at one time this land was covered by water.” They explained how the land features were created over billions of years by forces of erosion and whatnot.
Now there’s actually no way to know how these land features were created. The sign maker wasn’t there and neither was I. They have their theories and I have mine. Mine tend to involve world-wide floods and so forth. They admit water was over everything but certainly not world-wide flood waters!
But no one really knows how mountains and canyons actually got there. As Hebrews 11 says, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God.” Faith is the opposite of seeing. I didn’t see the Grand Canyon get made. I and the evolutionist can clearly see it was made, but how it got there is anyone’s guess (some more plausible than others).
So then my brain got thinking: what if, and this is purely speculation, the New Earth looks just like this one and you can travel around it, except at every cool spot there are signs explaining how these formations were actually made?!
There would be visitor centers and they would show movies and the voice of God would explain over video footage showing the formation of the Grand Canyon. We’d get the full scoop on how this stuff was made, get a God’s eye view of flood water draining away and forming stuff or whatever else made it.
I think that would be cool.
Whether the New Earth will have all these things in it is beyond the scope of knowledge. I have no idea. But it would be cool and satisfying if we could know for sure how the Rocky Mountains and Grand Canyons and so forth all got here.
God’s got to be sick of hearing about random chance and erosion doing all this awesome stuff. I’m willing to bet God would like some glory for His handiwork!