The Protective Atmosphere of Earth

This is something that is easy to take for granted, but one way to appreciate air is when one is not getting any. Living things are designed to breathe without having to think about it, which would make for sleepless nights. Sure, most people know that the atmosphere has oxygen for us to breathe.

But the atmosphere is far more than just a bunch of nitrogen, oxygen, and other gasses. Other planets have atmospheres, but they are nothing to write home about. Ours is unique.

It may be easy to take our atmosphere for granted, but it does much more than give us air to breathe. It is another example of our Creator's provision.
Earth atmosphere and moon / ISS013-E-54329 / NASA (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents)

Darwin's quockerwodgers cannot account for the origin of Earth's atmosphere, its six layers, how it is responsive to various conditions in space, its function in shielding us, and more. When reading about it or seeing pictures, wow, that sure is a mighty thick atmosphere — but that is because Earth is big. If everything were reduced proportionally, the atmosphere would be surprisingly thin. It testifies of how our Creator has provided for creation.

There are countless interconnected, precise, and non-coincidental features of Earth that directly contribute to our planet’s ability to sustain life. One such phenomenon is that of Earth’s ultraviolet shield called the atmosphere. The atmosphere’s complex arrangement and seamlessly balanced, life-sustaining attributes distinctly indicate non-coincidental purpose and skillful crafting by a Designer who “is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:17).

To read the rest of this short but interesting article, take a deep breath and head on over to "Earth's Atmosphere Is Vital to Life."