God Created

Genesis 1:1 opens “In the beginning God…” It continues with the second wonder: “…God created…”

Both foundational truths are disputed, but remain stalwart facts. The second truth is a set of fingerprints supporting the first. Creation is obviously here and had a beginning, a source. That source is the omnipotent God.

Verner von Braun, the father of our missile program, a renowned scientist, opined, “Although I know of no reference to Christ ever commenting on scientific work, I do know that He said, ‘Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ Thus I am certain that were He among us today, Christ would encourage scientific research as modern man’s most noble striving to comprehend and admire His Father’s handiwork. The universe as revealed through scientific inquiry is the living witness that God has indeed been at work.”

The Hebrew word for create” is “bara”– meaning “to create something new”. What He created is described in Psalm 19: 1, “The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork.” Look around and marvel.

A description of the “you” is described by Bill Bryson in his book “In A Short History of Nearly Everything.”

“No one really knows, but there may be as many as a million types of protein in the human body, and each one is a little miracle. By all the laws of probability proteins shouldn’t exist. To make a protein you need to assemble amino acids…in a particular order, in much the same way that you assemble letters in a particular order to spell a word. [For example, to make collagen,] you need to arrange 1,055 amino acids in precisely the right sequence….

The chances of a 1,055-sequence molecule like collagen spontaneously self-assembling are, frankly, nil. It just isn’t going to happen. To grasp what a long shot its existence is, visualize a standard Las Vegas slot machine but broadened greatly – to about ninety feet, to be precise – to accommodate 1,055 spinning wheels instead of the usual three or four, and with twenty symbols on each wheel (one for each common amino acid). How long would you have to pull the handle before all 1,055 symbols came up in the right order? Effectively forever. Even if you reduced the number of spinning wheels to two hundred, which is actually a more typical number of amino acids for a protein, the odds against all two hundred coming up in a prescribed sequence are 1 in 10260 (that is 1 followed by 260 zeros). That in itself is a larger number than all the atoms in the universe.

Yet we are talking about several hundred thousand types of protein, perhaps a million, each unique and each, as far as we know, vital to the maintenance of a sound and happy you.”

God did all of that and more in an indirect way of saying, “Here I Am.”

Jesus then came to make not only the existence, but to demonstrate the fact that He loves you and awaits your positive response to His love for you.