Peace family, have you taken time lately to remember how little we really know about life, the universe, and everything?
Yesterday, I was looking up Gigantopithecus (among other Pleistocene-era giant creatures), and I was struck again with wonder about how much God knows, and how much we really don’t know, about science, nature, or how everything works together.
As educated, 21st-century humans, we so often feel that we have discovered everything, and have all of the answers. In the realm of science, we argue endlessly about creationism and evolution, the age of the earth, why/how/when dinosaurs went extinct, and all kinds of other things that we can never satisfactorily prove. Meanwhile, we don’t even know exactly when cats or camels were domesticated, why honeybees have started dying off or how to fix Colony Collapse Disorder, or what causes Asperger’s syndrome or cancer! We don’t even know what the weather will be like tomorrow, and we often don’t know how to say what we ourselves need, or how to relate to others in our own families. Isn’t it good to know that God knows all of these things?
We don’t have to be in control, even though we so often pretend we are. We can trust in the awesomeness of God, who knows all things, and trust him as he keeps things going in a working order.
If the small sphere of your life feels overwhelming, my challenge for you today is to read about dinosaurs and early humans, think about how much we really don’t know, and can’t prove, and be awed by the omniscience, omnipotence, and goodness of God. Find a place outside and sit for a while, and just look at the way that the wind moves the leaves in the trees, and think about how sounds, light, and shadows travel. Listen to this song, “Behold Our God,” By Sovereign Grace, (which is one of my favorites,) and really think about the lyrics.
The whole earth declares the glory of God, if we take time to look.