Can you imagine the expression on the face of our Creator when we like little children raise up our hands and faces with our needs into outer space and pray to our Heavenly
Father? As our prayers go up, our High Priest not only continues to cradle us and rock our little planet earth back and forth, but the sweet smell that ascends into his presence causes
him to look down and smile on us with his good pleasure. Some scientists however say that there is no Creator, but rather that the human race originated from natural random
selection in the struggle for the survival of the fittest. The following will show that the origin of the human race is in fact the crowning act in a sequential series of acts, otherwise known
as habits, that form a habitat suitable for us to live in, that was then filled with inhabitants, whose love for him in return, are repeated expressions of his good pleasure.
Aristotle, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great was quoted as having said that "Excellence is an art won by training and habitation. We do not act rightly because we
have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit." Some.
Some philosophers have said that every mind acts like a world of it’s own with a sphere of its own influence, but we know that it is God and only God which worketh in you
both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
At one time, it was believed by some that the Earth was flat and that if anyone were to daringly sail off on a boat out into the sea, at some point they would fall off into the abyss.
However, when we wrap our minds around the texts found in Daniel 4:10-11, we are told something about what King Nebuchadnezzar had seen in a dream. “These were the visions of my head while on my
bed: I was looking, and behold, a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great. The tree grew and it became strong; Its height reached to the heavens, and it could be seen to
the ends of the earth.” After the Babylonian and the Medo-Persian empires had risen and fallen, it could be seen by Greek scholars that the earth was indeed a sphere, but it’s high and low
points had never been charted. The global concept however, of our world with latitudes, longitudes, meridians, etc. was only embraced by the research of a Greek mathematician and astronomer
named Eratosthenes, who not only rose in stature to become the third Chief librarian of the Great Library of Alexandria in 240 BC, the center of science and learning in the ancient world, but now to
this day he is considered the father of geography.
Eratosthenes heard of a deep well in Syene, located near the Tropic of Cancer and modern Aswan, where the sunlight only struck the bottom of the well on the summer solstice. Much like a tree that
casts a shadow, he postulated that he could discover the circumference of the earth by knowing two things: The approximate distance between two points of reference and the angles of their
respective shadows on the soltice. To calculate the circumference of planet earth, Eratosthenes figured the approximate distance between Syene and Alexandria, as measured by camel-powered trade
caravans. He then measured the angle of the shadow in Alexandria on the solstice. By taking the angle of the shadow (7°12') and dividing it into the 360 degrees of a circle (360 divided by 7.2 yields
50), Eratosthenes then multiplied the distance between Alexandria and Syene by 50 to determine the circumference.
He was the first person to calculate not only the circumference of the Earth, but also the tilt of it’s axis. He put a whole new slant on our understanding of celestial bodies in our solar
system, but just like in the case of King Nebuchadnezzar in the Babylonian Empire, the works of Eratosthenes along with the Grecian Empire, were also cut down and humbled by the rise of Roman
Empire. Under the reign of Julius Caesar, the Great Library of Alexandria burned to the ground in 48 BC, leaving only the memory of their former dominion.