Wednesday, September 26, 2012
...and we think we have it all figured out...
God IS Awesome!
My dad told an interesting story the other day. It was about the day when he was in Jr. College, back before World War II, when the physics teacher walked into class and told them the world had changed. The teacher then told the students that the news reported that the atom had just been split out in
Berkeley. That was the first time I had ever heard him
tell that story. The foresightedness of
that small town professor was pretty impressive, I thought.
He told me that about the same time the news was announcing the evidence discovery of the “God particle,” the Higgs Boson particle. It is all pretty interesting, I think. The scientists talk about string theory, dark matter, wormholes in space…..so many things not even imagined a few years back. I find it really fascinating that the Voyager crafts are soon to leave the solar system, and that there are plans to land an exploratory craft on a comet as it circles the sun.
There was a time scientists announced firmly that they had discovered the smallest particle in the universe: the atom. Then they discovered the sub-atomic particles called protons, neutrons and electrons. Then came neutrinos. Now there are so many I don’t even have a clue what they call all of them. The same kind of ongoing discovery is what is experienced in the realm of medical care, as well. And ocean exploration. And the way the earth works in terms of volcanoes, storms, earthquakes, etc.
In fact, pretty much everything ends up being bigger and more complicated than we imagine….even things like mathematics. Mathematics in the Roman world only advanced to a certain point, because they had no concept of the number zero. Math had reached its limits until the day
Newton came up with
calculus. Newtonian physics dominated
until Einstein theorized relativity.
Then quantum mechanics came along, and well, you get the idea.
I hope you are figuring out the point of this yourself. God has invested creation with far more than we can comprehend. And when we comprehend something fresh, we are foolish if we think it is the last word. God is so much more than we can even begin to imagine. And so are the plans he has for your life. He can use you for more, make you become more, and do more for you than you would even be able to dream of….and he will do it in ways you will not even expect. If you don’t believe me, go read Isaiah 40, or Isaiah 55:8-9, or Ephesians 3:20, or better yet, just go read the whole volume….that old Bible has a lot to teach us. More than you or I know.
TL:dr God, as revealed in creation, is more vast than we realize.