God – Part Five

The law of design demands there to be a God. Simply stated, where there is design there must be a designer. Observe a watch. An elemental observation reveals it does specific things exactly. It was designed by a designer to do them. Expand the principle and observe the universe. There is an obvious design to it. Where there is design there has to be a designer.

Biology is brimming with observable laws of science. Where there is a law there must be a law giver.

The Apostle John in writing about Jesus opened his gospel, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”

Dr. Robert Jastrow, one of the world’s greatest astronomers, in his book “God and the Astronomers” notes one of the most outstanding discoveries of modern astronomy is the universe had a beginning. That requires a “Beginner.” He said it is as though, “The scientist has scaled the mountain of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak, and as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1: 1)

All of His planning and creating pales in light of His planning for us a way to enjoy eternity. Following is His plan.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3: 16, 17)

God, the creator became God the created in a stall in Bethlehem. To understand Him as the God/man-man/God requires deep thought. He was Immanuel, God with us. In the cradle in Bethlehem that little baby was God breathing air, God whimpering and crying, God cooing, and God smiling. He was God incarnate, God in flesh and blood.

The babe of Bethlehem made the straw on which He lay. He, in eternity leaned on the chest of His Father without any mother, in time leaned on the breast of His mother without any father. He was as old as His Father and eons older than His mother. He was Immanuel, God with us.

Of that birth Isaiah the prophet wrote: “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given….” (Isaiah 8: 6)

The child was Mary’s baby. The Son was God’s only begotten. He was God incarnate, that is, God in flesh. That is a miracle far more miraculous than any of the scientific ones.

This was done in order that He, the innocent one, might give His life for us the guilty ones. In order that whosoever believes in Him enough to make Him their Lord and Master might be saved and enjoy eternity with Him. That is God at His best.