Daily Devotion

August 2, 2016

“God is” (2)

“Lift your eyes…to the heavens; Who created all these?”

Isa 40:26 NIV

Many of the world’s greatest thinkers believe that God not only exists, but that He created the universe and its inhabitants. So the next time someone tells you that only simple, uneducated people believe in God—don’t buy it. Dr. Robert Jastrow, founder and director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA, writes in his blockbuster book, God and the Astronomers: “The astronomical evidence supports the biblical view of the origin of the world…The details differ, but the essential elements in the astronomical and biblical accounts of Genesis are the same…Science has proved that the universe exploded into being at a certain moment…What cause produced this effect? Who or what put the matter or energy into the universe? Science cannot answer these questions…and for the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountain of ignorance…is about to conquer the highest peak, and as he pulls himself over the final rock he’s greeted by a band of theologians who’ve been sitting there for centuries.” Pierre-Simon Laplace, another of the world’s great astronomers, said that proof in favor of an intelligent God was infinitely more probable than that a set of writing implements thrown promiscuously against parchment would produce Homer’s Iliad. The evidence for God as opposed to the evidence against Him as the creator of this universe, is infinity to one. It can’t even be measured. So rejoice: “God is.” He’s accessible and available, if you’ll just take time to pray and invite Him into your life.