"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Holding it Together

Most folks find holding themselves together hard enough: their lives, their circumstances, even their emotions. What must it be like to literally hold stuff together? Take a glob of mercury. Drop it on a flat surface and it seems to take off in every direction at once. Just try to gather it all up!

Science tells us of an unknown force that holds all matter together. “It must be there,” scientists say. They've even proposed a few arcane theories to explain why neutrons fail to escape unstable atoms without some help from a Superconducting Super Collider. An article at Discovering the Quantum Universe presents a conundrum theoretical physicists are facing due to a new generation of instrumentation:

Unification, extra dimensions and string theory all imply the existence of new forces of nature. The detection at the LHC(Large Hadron Collider) of a new heavy particle called a Z-prime would mean the discovery of just such a new force. This would raise compelling questions: What kind of force is this? Why is it there? Does the new force unify with the other known forces at ultrahigh energies? Is the Z-prime particle a traveler in one or more extra spatial dimensions?

They've discovered a “new force?” So it didn't exist just a few short years ago. Yeah, right. All that science stuff sounds impressive, but it's Greek to laymen. Fact is, science doesn't really know what questions to ask and what direction to go in its research. Ironic, isn't it, that as science's big brains claim to have answers to al the fundamental questions of Natureeffectively eliminating any need to explain existence in terms of the supernaturaluntil the most basic question of all finally grabbed their attention: What holds it all together?

Colossians 1:16-17 (ESV) tells us, For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things were created through him and for him. (17) And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Mystery solved! The Answer was there all the time, but will “natural” scientists admit it? The saying goes, “The Truth will set you free.” The source of that wisdom is the Bible, So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."(John 8:31-32 ESV) Tragically, that Truth applies only to those few who admit the eternal, self-existent God's supremacy over the universe, and themselves. All others will never find the only true freedom: the freedom to think outside the box of naturalism, the freedom to enjoy the fruit of holy living, the freedom to live without the specter of perdition held over our heads by a single heartbeat.

The God who created the universe and holds it together is waiting to take former skeptics into the palm of His hand.

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