“Albert Einstein once said, ‘I want to know God’s thoughts in a mathematical way.’ Einstein wanted an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, that would encapsulate all physical laws, the beauty, the majesty, the power of the universe into a single equation. That was his life’s goal” (“Einstein,” History Channel). Einstein, a Jew by heritage, was a brilliant man who had a gift of understanding “natural” laws, and he knew that those laws required a Designer, but according to his own testimony he never knew that Designer because he rejected the Designer’s Word. The Bible doesn't encapsulate the mysteries of the universe in a mathematical equation, but it does encapsulate those mysteries in pithy statements that will require an eternity to fully understand. Like this one: “God ... hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:1-3). In these 70 simple words, 58 of which are a mere one syllable and 51 of which are four letters or less, we learn the answer to the most important questions of life and the greatest mysteries of the universe. We learn that there is a God. The Bible doesn't try to prove God’s existence, because His existence is evident in His work. A universe that must be described in terms of “beauty, majesty, and power” requires a beautiful, majestic, powerful Author. God gave man enough sense to know that, unless the man corrupts his own reason through rebellion. We learn, too, that God has a Son, and that Son is the express image of His person, and that Son is the Creator. We learn that God has so much affection for man that His Son died on the cross for man’s sin. We learn that the Son is currently sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and that the Son upholds all things by the word of His power. The word “uphold” is also translated “to carry” and “to bear.” It refers to bearing a man in a bed (Luke 5:18) and carrying a cross (Luke 23:26). Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, the Creator, bears this universe along in His almighty power. The “God particle” is God Himself (not that the creation is God, of course). Thank the Lord that one doesn't have to have the brilliance of an Einstein to know this lovely God. He only has to humble himself and repent of his sin and put his faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
(Friday Church News Notes, January 9, 2015, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)
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