“You are Creator, Lord; I am Your created.”
As I prayed this simple prayer entering into The Stillness this morning, my mind began to ponder just how profound a statement it truly is. He stopped me at that moment and beckoned me to write. I can honestly say I am not sure what I am about to write, but as an obedient daughter, I pay attention to His leadings. So here goes.
Can you truly say, do you honestly believe, that your very existence here on this earth is not because you were created? And if not created by God, the Supreme Being, then how were you created? Science is what non-believers, even questioning Christians, always try to provide as an explanation. Evolution from apes along with the Big Bang theory of collisions in the universe are the usual arguments brought to the table. It is true that these beliefs can be proven scientifically and give one pause to think and ponder. I dare say, however, that it is a very pregnant pause. For science and faith need not always be at odds.
In that pregnant pause, if we go back to the scientific beginning of collisions of matter in the universe we will still find the dangling gnawing question of where did that first matter come from? How did splitting atoms and division of cells create living breathing beings?
Scientists have studied and found many forms of life, down to the tiniest amoeba that divide and multiply cells seemingly on their own. They know that water is a key component and a required element to support, snd even begin life. They search far and wide across the universe for any signs of water in hopes of discovering life forms. But again, how did the first drop of water come into existence?
Did you know that your human body is made up mostly of water? About 60%! “According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%. Each day humans must consume a certain amount of water to survive.” Yet, water is only one component of the intricacy of the miracle that is the human body.
Atheists and non-believers think science has all the answers and will cling desperately to that in hopes of being right. But then there are the other dangling gnawing questions of why. Why does life exist? What purpose do the many and varied forms of life hold? Why is there a need for life at all? Oh, how hopeless must they be who have no answer to these questions other than science. They have no reason for being, no purpose for their life. They only exist because of science.
It is true that scientists can present us with scientifically created life, but let’s ask ourselves some of the following dangling gnawing questions. How was the first breath ever taken? The first thought formed in a brain? The first sight seen by an eye? The first word spoken? How was the first feeling of love felt in a heart?
What science can connect those dots for you? For me there is no satisfactory answer to any of those questions other than that Science + Miracle = Proof. I believe we, His created, are the greatest miraculous proof of His very existence. And, while we are made up of a lot of water, the largest and most important component is love. We are made IN, BY, and FOR Love. It is God who breathes the breath of Life into all beings. It is God who made possible the miracles of thought, sight, speech, and love. Science might be able to reproduce or create certain forms of life, even clone existing forms, but they can’t create love.
It is God who retains ultimate creative control, creative license, if you will. And the answer to why is Love. His Love for us is the reason we exist, and our purpose in life is to love. Oh, how hopeful believers are who have answers to these important questions.
When I have questions I always try to remember this little formula: ‘Knowledge + Faith = Confidence’. We must seek answers for our questions from trusted authentic sources. We must then sift the information through the sieve of our faith. And then prayerfully we will gain confidence in the answers we find.
So, this is where He led me, what He led me to write. I had to interrupt the writing yesterday and return to it this morning. I honestly gave it no thought until I began again and it just continued to flow. My prayer is that He is speaking to the heart who needs to hear this, the heart He is seeking.
God Bless us one and all.
Genesis 1:1-5 “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.”