Have you noticed that God created everything with opposites and likenesses? For example: light and dark, male and female, summer and winter, spring and autumn, space and solids, thick and thin, big and small, water and fire, rain and sunshine, night and day and so on. They are all opposites. All these opposites were created by God to complement each other and bring harmony and balance to the world. Because we need to sleep we have night time and because we need to work and play we have day time; because there is spring, summer, autumn and winter we can have crops and food. In the Spring seeds begin to shoot, leaves come on the trees and flowers open their beautiful petals. In the summer trees have blossoms, fruit begins to ripen and the warm air feels good. In Autumn everything begins to change colour. Leaves fall to the ground, and die. And in winter everything rests, the ground, the trees, the flowers and the grass.
All these opposites are complementary serving to support life, health and happiness. So you see that God created things opposite to each other so that we can have food, flowers, and everything good. Opposites are not natural enemies but friends, and friends of you and me, too. What a wonderful world God has made.
Even shapes have opposites. The picture has opposites and resemblances.Can you pick the shapes that are like each other and those that are opposites?
Below is a piece of music called Tap Tap. You can dance to this but notice how the notes are so different yet they all work together to make a tune. God has made differences and opposites too for us to enjoy.
You can also play the video with some samples of opposites.
There are affinities too, things that are not opposite at all but like each other. A child is like his mother or father or both. Animals are like each other, after their kind; (Genesis 1:24) atoms are like each other, so are molecules or water. Affinities are as important and complementary as opposites. They represent identities and likenesses. All these opposites and affinities are determined by God to form species or families, laws that keep everything in order whether opposites or affinities.
Look at these pictures. Which are opposites and which are likenesses?