As I awake today, I give praise to the Lord for yet another beautiful day and make no mistake, each day we are blessed with the ability to walk upon this amazing planet we call Earth is a beautiful day.
Have you ever wondered how our existence came to be? How have we evolved, our planet formed, the universe sprang out of nothingness? I have almost every day, and while I do not have the evidence of those who believe that our universe’s existence is simply a matter of science, nor do I dispute what science has taught us about the universe. I always come back to the question. What was there before that?
The universe started with a Big Bang. Alright, I’m buying that is probably true. But what was there before the universe exploded out of an incredibly hot, infinitely dense speck of matter? What was there before there was anything? Who or what set the whole thing in motion? Scientists will continue to theorize that question looking for the answer in some tangible evidence. There is no need to look for tangible proof for those of us with faith, for we realize the evidence is now and has always been all around us. We recognize that the world on which we walk, the universe that the world exists in, and our very own existence is simply too perfect to be explained away as the result of a set of unknown circumstances that happened in such a fashion that we were created. We accept that a higher power could only conceive such a complex and beautiful existence and that higher power is the Lord.
Our faith is a love for the Lord. A love so strong that when others question our faith when evil tempts us to abandon it when science mocks it, we do not turn our back on it and let it wither away. Instead, we are energized to embrace it, to strengthen it. Through our faith, we acknowledge that it is the Lord’s grand design that puts everything in motion. That it is only through the Lord’s blessings that we can use science to answer many of our questions about the universe, it is our faith that tells us that when there was “nothing,” there was everything because there was the Lord.
I really enjoyed these reflections, Carl. Very well-written and relatable, and I like the fact that you ponder the deep and important questions surrounding existence 🙂 Have a blessed day! Steven