I find it amazing with all of our scientific and technological advances just how big our God is. Awhile back, I watched this movie called Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Now, don’t get me wrong. I have a pretty decent IQ, but having gone to school with people who are now seriously successful doctors, musicians, linguists, etc., I tend to be overwhelmed by their intelligence. I think God blessed me with the gift of understanding the Bible, and frankly, that doesn’t translate to earthly success. (And I wouldn’t trade that gift for the world!). That being said, I tend to take more of a child-like approach to questions like Intelligent Design.
I really liked this movie for a couple of reasons. The first was that I could follow along… that isn’t always the case. The second was that I got the impression that some of these devout atheist/agnostic scientists couldn’t answer some pretty important questions. Like, what caused the big bang in the first place? Or, how did life actually begin? One guy said he thought it began on the backs of crystals. Seriously? I could have come up with a stupid answer like that all by myself.
I guess I don’t understand how a man would not see God’s hand in everything. The law of probabilities would never line up enough to give us all the wonders of life. To me, it would be like a tornado hitting a city, and leaving behind every book in the city lined up on a shelf in alphabetically order, separated by genre, with a coffee cafe, and a place to sit. How can that possibly happen?
I am amazed at how no person can ever, ever be alike. We are all complete individuals! Think about how many people have lived on the earth from the beginning of time. Because we are shaped by more than our DNA, it is not possible for two individuals to be alike. I love that DNA is still a big mystery to us even now. I like the fact that the brain is this almost unknowable computer linked to a spirit and a soul!! Wow. It is like God knew we needed to be amazed, almost continually, so no matter how much we learn about ourselves and our world, we only end up having more questions.
I like serving a God that is a mystery. Yes, we get a glimpse of Him in our Bibles, and yet some more through the world that we live in, but overall, He remains like our brains — only a small percent is even understood.
I’ll never be able to hold my own in an argument against devout atheists and agnostics. I have no point of reference to begin with. To me, I see God in everything and everyone…