Sunday, November 30, 2014

Grace in all the universe



Ever since the creation of the world, his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made.  Romans 1:20 (NRSV)

Anthropologists have recognized that religion has played a significant role in the story of man.  God originally created man to have fellowship with Him here on earth, and that implies that man could recognize God from an earthly viewpoint.  Then man lost his innocence and became knowledgeable about good and evil, and he seemed to lose some of his sensitivity to the divine proclamation of God through nature.

Scientists are constantly learning more and more about our universe, and the more they learn, the more the enormity of the universe expands.  This is another way that God extends His grace to us.  He allows us to know and begin to understand Him through His creation.

When I read or hear about a scientific discovery or a new theory, I am awed at the way that God proves, yet again, that He is, was, and forever will be in control of everything.  Think of it!  God can hold, in his hand, a creation that consists of an untold number of galaxies, and yet, with His eye, can see and count the number of atoms in every molecule of hydrogen that the universe holds.
 
I am continuing to learn that science and God's word are not at odds with each other.  Whether scientists recognize it or not, the universe was created to speak of God's glory, and each new thing we learn is more opportunity for God's glory and grace to be revealed!