Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Where Did It All Come From?

Years ago a man who had difficulty believing that God created the universe stopped by my brother’s office for a visit. As he was sitting there, he noticed his new electric typewriter. After typing a few lines and watching the little ball swirl around and identify the letters of the alphabet that he wanted, he asked, “Where did this amazing machine come from?”
Remembering that he was an atheist, Michael replied, “Oh, a friend of mine just threw a bunch of bars and bolts, guides and keys, nuts and rollers, screws and springs and some toner stuff into a bucket, shook it for a minute or two, turned it upside down and out came this ‘creation.’”
“O.K., Preacher, I get it,” he admitted. “What you’re telling me is that just as there had to be someone design and put the typewriter together, there must have been Someone to design and put the universe together.”
There are many who argue for or against the existence of God. The Bible, however, does not. It simply states that “God is.” In Psalm 102:25 we read, “In the beginning You laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands.” This obviously means that God “was” before anything existed and that the heavens and earth are the work of His hands. Creation is finite and transitory but our God is not. As Peter reminds us “in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.”
Prayer: We rejoice, Lord, for Your promise that one day we will live with You in the “home of righteousness.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 102:25-26 Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will change them, And they will be changed.

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