The universe was born with the Big Bang as an unimaginably hot, dense point. When the universe was just 10-34 of a second or so old — that is, a hundredth of a billionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second in age — it experienced an incredible burst of expansion known as inflation, in which space itself expanded faster than the speed of light. During this period, the universe doubled in size at least 90 times, going from subatomic-sized to golf-ball-sized almost instantaneously. - excerpt from Science.com article, June 6, 2017.
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5
Today, I return to one of my favorite topics.. Our Great God! From the micro to the macro of all things with order and purpose is the handy-work of our Creator. I won't belabor the point, but the complexity of all things from the micro level to the ends of the universe declare their is a God.
Science is the finite study of what infinite God created.
Science examines the boundaries of time and space, while God transcends both time and space.
In summary God is BIG.. we are not.
Then we turn on the evening news that spews stories of panic and where blind vitriolic hatred replaces reasonable discussions. There are wars and rumors of wars, political divide and anarchy like I can't remember. Until the last year I believed the sun was at the center of the universe, but the evening news now reports the center of the universe is actually a dark star named Donald Trump. All stories somehow seem to include his name.
note: This was not statement about Donald Trump (pro or con) but just the rabid obsession of the evening news.
What is missing in all of this is our God. The creator of our universe needs to be the center of our universe, not Donald Trump, the Pope, your job, or your favorite sports team. Don't put your hope in any of these things or you will be disappointed.
Love the Lord God with all your soul, heart and mind and others as yourself. I repeat these words of Jesus often as this must be the returning starting point of each day. To lose focus in life of these two greatest commandments of Jesus will skew your day. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.
Now let me take a moment to reflect on life with a proper perspective. Right now I am sitting at my desk with a cup of coffee in my warm home typing while outside my window is a very busy very cold city of Roseville Mn where the air temp right now is one degree above zero. In this city thousands of parallel lives all important to God are going about their business with many navigating to their jobs in rush hour traffic on icy roads.
This city sits in the equally cold state of Minnesota, Minnesota is one of 50 states in the United States of America where millions more go about their lives.. all important to God. Our country is in this even more complex and diverse world with millions more parallel lives go about their day.. and this world hangs in our Solar System orbiting around the Sun. And our Solar System hangs their nicely in our infinite Universe.
Now back to Earth in my home where again each of us important to God. Our God is both so breathtakingly BIG, and also so very personal all at the same time. Is it possibly to fully grasp this truth? NO, but what other way could it be?
So I leave today's ramble on two cups of coffee and on my way to a third cup with the prayer that our focus not be on this world of so much angst, but instead on our amazing God the creator of all things, and the lover of you and me.
How can we help but love and serve Him.
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson