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 Michael’s new computer. After typing a few lines and watching the cursor blink and the printer spit out what was printed, 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 computer 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. Even though what is will one day no longer exist, we need have no fear.
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.” WILL YOU BE THERE?
Prayer: We rejoice, Lord, for Your promise that one day we may live with You in the “home of righteousness.” With hope we await that day! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: In the beginning You laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. Psalm 102:25-26