Friday, September 11, 2009

The Reason for Creation

The newly released images from the Hubble Space Telescope are pretty amazing. I can’t help but recall the opening lines of the Star Trek TV series which ends with the statement, “to boldly go where no man has gone before” (“man” changed to “one” in Star Trek, the Next Generation to be more politically correct). Of course, scientists now believe that they have a new window into the origins of the universe.

My mind went immediately to these images as I read Graeme Goldsworthy’s comments on Ps. 19. The fact that Paul in Colossians 1:15-17 speaks of all things being created in him, through him, and for him is significant. It indicates that the gospel is not an afterthought but is in fact the reason for the creation in the first place (Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture, 204).
Why is the universe so large, so massive, so expansive? Because the God who made is so big and because the gospel is so awesome!

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