"And God said, "Let there be light and there was Light"
Genesis 1 : 3
From the beginning human beings have wondered who are we and where did we come from? Brilliant scientists from Aristotle to Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein have been studying the origin of the universe for centuries. They tell us the universe came into being about 13.7 billion years ago with a “big bang.” And so light began. From that “big bang” everything in the cosmos began – matter, atoms, stars, chemicals, all life forms and you and I, eventually. Science does not contradict our Christian spirituality. God manifests his glory in the beauty, grandeur and immensity of our universe which is expanding all the time. God is not a far off figure in a distant heaven. All creation comes from God and God is present in his creation, which is evolving all the time. Creation is holy because God is in it. As God said to Moses on Sinai, “The ground you are standing on is holy.” Exodus 3 : 5.
Creation is not static. It is on-going. We experience one-ness, not only with each other but with the whole Universe. We are one with the stars, and with everything else, rocks, plants, animals, etc. This is mind boggling! And we humans only appeared on the scene 7 million years ago!
“The Lord”s is the earth and its fullness, the world and all its peoples. It is he who set it on the seas; on the waters he made it firm” Ps. 23
Prayer : Lord God, creation is the outpouring of your spirit, your Pentecostal Spirit. This spirit is Divine life, which makes us a vital part of your universe. You, Lord our God are spirit, life and light. You are actively and eternally at work in us. In wonder and awe, we contemplate your creation. May our new understanding of the cosmos challenge us to change our thinking and our understanding of creation and our place in it. This we ask through Christ, our Lord. Amen.