Simple Faith

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. - Psalms 19:1

I believe that science is at its core, a search for ultimate truth. I also believe that God is the creator of our universe. There are things in science that have reinforced that belief for me.

When I was reading Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time", he mentions that when the universe began, the first particle to appear in that moment was the photon. As you know, light is comprised of photons. When I heard that, I remembered that Genesis records, "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."

Later, I was reading Neil DeGrasse Tyson's book, "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" where he mentions words to the effect that the photons were so close, collisions were happening, heavier particles were being created, and that for the first 350 million years, the universe was opaque. At that point the universe had expanded to the point that had you been there, you could begin to see what was happening in the universe. This brought to mind the words, "and God divided the light from the darkness."

To me, it makes the opening verses of Genesis read like a poem about creation.

  1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
  3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
  4. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
  5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. - Genesis 1:1-5

However, with that being said, I realize it is so easy to get caught up in looking for justification for your belief. Faith in God is not predicated on scientific discovery or other evidence. I do not require an overwhelming preponderance of scientific proof to sway my belief one way or the other.

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. - Mark 11:22

It is good to return to just simple faith and trust in God.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. - Hebrews 11:1


Written by shakiestnerd in Faith on Mon 21 May 2018. Tags: faith,


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