This is the time of year we traditionally set aside to reflect on God's goodness—things for which we are thankful. Let me list several things as I see them from the President's chair here at ICR.
Organizationally, I am thankful for His consistent financial supply of ICR's every need. This includes designated funds for special research projects, but also for the much larger general operating expenses. Without endowments, big savings accounts, (and without debt too), He has provided every true need. I am also thankful for the staff of ICR. Each one considers the work here their own personal ministry too, making ICR a wonderful place to work.
I am also thankful for God's Word, which reveals His grand plan for His creation, and how we fit in. We are expected to believe what He says, but I'm so glad He didn't ask us to believe things that are obviously not true—things like evolution, which insists our ancestors were fish, and that life, which is so intricately designed, arose spontaneously by natural processes. Nor are we asked to believe silly things like the Colorado River carved Grand Canyon, or that a long-ago explosion produced galaxies, planets, and people. I'm thankful that His message to us is so "believable," and our faith a "reasonable faith."
The modern creation movement as a whole spurs great thankfulness in my heart. From very humble beginnings just a few decades ago, it has blossomed into a major national and international force. Today many creation scientists and creation organizations are involved, carrying the news to anyone who will listen. Today creation materials cover every subject and at all levels. Things will never go back to the way they were.
As a scientist, I am quite thankful for the high-quality research being conducted here at ICR and elsewhere, fueling the creation movement and providing solid answers to questions people have. Creation's scientific footing is so strong now that one must be "willingly ignorant" (II Peter 3:5) not to see it.
I am thankful too, for the faithful supporters of ICR, the readers of Acts & Facts like you. Many people regularly tell me they uphold the ministry in prayer. God showers His blessings in answer to those prayers. We thankfully consider you partners in the work in every regard.
My greatest thankfulness is reserved for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Himself the Creator and Sustainer of all. Through His completed work on the Cross we have forgiveness of sins and eternal life with God. In response to all He has done for us, we study His creation, uphold His Word, and extol His Name, and are thankful for the privilege.
* Dr. Morris is President of ICR.