The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord!” vs. 10Psalm 146:5-10
Those who believe that the whole idea of God is an artificial construct, an invention designed to explain the unanswered questions of primitive humans, are likely looking forward to the day when people will be able to see all the dead and dying religions in the rear-view cameras of their fusion-powered starships! While they know this will likely take a few centuries, they’re confident that one day artificial intelligence and the metaverse will be able to satisfy all of our needs. The psalmist would have been shocked at their blasphemy–and he would likely have labeled their ideas as blasphemous and unthinkable. The Lord is so much greater than we can even imagine, and while it is true that ideas about God have changed through the years, God will simply not disappear. It’s impossible! All things have their being in God and if there were no God, neither would there be anything else! The psalmist is right. The Lord will reign forever, for all generations, and that good news should make all of us sing praises every day, especially as we expand our vision of God and begin to see divine glimpses in the ordinary stuff of life. There’s a lot to be uncertain about in this universe, and many unanswered questions, but God’s existence isn’t one of them.
Thought for the Day: How convinced am I of God’s existence?