People in the world of science spend a lot of time analyzing stuff and trying to figure things out. The whole concept of scientific inquiry depends of a physical world operating under the current set of conditions. There are a wide range of assumptions that this all depends on. It looks at how things operate in the present and assume that nothing has or will change, or even can! Things like the speed of light and the conservation of energy are perceived to be reliable assumptions. But, we have no way to prevent them from altering at any given moment.
We take many such things for granted since we don’t see them changing. But, are they can they, do they? All we can tell is what we perceive and others have observed and recorded. The reality is very different. The physical laws have a stability that is maintained deliberately and they reflect the power, majesty and grace of their Creator. But, we must always remember that at any moment these properties “nature” can be altered or suspended. Indeed, when we die they do and we will need a new body in order to stand before our Maker. Such an event would not be possible in this body of flesh and blood.
The Bible is the only reliable source of information about the Creator and His creation. Yes, it was written down by men and passed down by men. But, just as the Great Engineer of all thing has sustained the universe for so many years, so has the Lord Jesus provided us with the Bible as a view of the universe and mankind through the eyes of its author.
Many years ago I worked on an a truck assembly line. Soon after I became a believer, I started bringing a New Testament with me into the paint booth where I sprayed rustproofing on the insides of doors and body panels. I would get a little ahead of the conveyor sometimes and take a moment to read a few verses. One day I was really struggling with getting an understanding of my place in God’s world and I asked Him to help me and at that moment the assembly line halted! I thought, Hmm! It occasionally would pause for a moment or 2 for various reasons. So, I stepped over and opened the New Testament that was covered with grey rustproof. It opened to Psalm 39 (this New Testament included Psalms and Proverbs):
I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue, LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish. I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it. Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand. When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were. O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.”
I finished, layed down the book and the assembly line started back up. I had an exact and detailed answer for my question and it had me in tears as the reality of Christ’s presence in the paint booth sunk into my heart. This One that died for me and death couldn’t hold him, has the final say on all things in this universe and the one to come had heard me and answered me directly! That’s the reality that comes with being one of His disciples. “He works all things for good, for those that trust Him and are the called according to His purpose.”
I hope you believe on the Lord Jesus! If not, why not start…