Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.” vss. 1-2Psalm 111:1-5
From the beginning the wonders of the universe have been admired by all humans! The psalmist calls them the great works of the Lord and adds that they are studied by all who delight in them. Through the centuries as we have continued our study with increasingly sophisticated instruments of discovery, our appreciation has increased. Using powerful microscopes to peer inward and massive telescopes to look upward, we have discovered beauty and precision beyond our imaginations. And as we’ve explored the complexities of atoms and black holes, we have begun to realize that the God in whom the universe has its being is far greater than our puny minds can ever comprehend. It’s really crazy! At one time religious folks were afraid of science, fearing that as our knowledge increased, God would eventually die and that faith would become obsolete. But now, as exploration of the universe has expanded, we have gained new appreciation of God’s handiwork in the intricacies of creation. For many scientists’ study has enhanced faith and even caused them to join with theologians in giving praise and thanks to God, the source of all light and being in the entire universe. And as that study continues, just imagine what wonders will be revealed!
Thought for the Day: What happens when our God is too small?