Pastor Frank DeFusco
In speaking of Jesus, the Apostle John, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote, “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” (John 1:3) This statement is echoed by and elaborated on by Paul in Colossians 1:16-17. Then, if everything was made by Jesus, he would have to be all-knowing, all-powerful, and outside of this time/space continuum, during its creation—all the attributes that are given to God in the Bible. The enormity of his creation is mind-boggling. For instance, our sun is so big that 1,300,000 of our earths could fit inside. However, compared to Antares, a star in our galaxy, our sun is small, whereby 64 of our suns could fit inside it. But next to the star Hercules, Antares is Lilliputian in size because you can fit 110 million Antares inside of it. So, 110 million Antares, with each big enough to hold 64 of our suns, with each big enough to hold 1,300,000 of our earths could all fit inside Hercules. Clearly, we are no more than specks on a speck, in a speck. And yet, most of the time we think that we are pretty “speck-tacular.”
Turning from the telescope to the microscope, let’s examine a molecule of water that contains two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. If we could enlarge each atom in a single drop of water to the size of a grain of sand, there would be enough sand to make a slab of concrete one foot thick and one half-mile high, from San Francisco to New York City. Of Jesus, Paul states in Colossians 1:17 that all creation is held together by him. Though some scientists call the force that holds the nucleus of the atom together “atomic glue,” others instinctively call it the “God particle.” But the Bible identifies this “atomic glue” as being Jesus Christ. And there is coming a day when Jesus will let go of His hold on the atoms. And the result will be the heavens shall pass away and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. The earth and all its works shall be burned up. (2 Peter 3:10-11)
Fortunately, we live in the day of His grace, and He continues to hold the galaxies, the atoms, and our lives together. Our Creator is exceedingly patient with us, His creatures because we were made by Him and for Him. And as such, He instilled in us the capacity to be both moral agents and creative beings; to love Him and be loved by Him. This is the reason why we exist. But if you won’t surrender your life to Him, like the errant atom that comes apart, so may your life fall apart. You’ll wonder what you’re doing, where you’re going, and why you’re living. Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God. And cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7)
Pastor Frank teaches Bible Studies on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. in the Sports Center.