The King made the glorious moon/and the wide sea;/the King made them according to rule/so that they act rightly and in harmony.
- Anonymous, Saltair na Rann (9th-10th century)
And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
- Colossians 1.17
Two areas of science are particularly interesting at this time. In the world of sub-atomic particles, scientists in Europe believe they have clocked smaller-than-atoms-particles called neutrinos violating the cosmic speed limit. They seem to be traveling faster than the speed of light. The journals and pop periodicals continue to buzz with the news.
In the arena of neuroscience, researchers and practitioners are cheerily at work trying to do away with the concept of free will and reduce all of life to electro-chemical impulses in the brain. You can't help what you do; your brain makes you do it.
I confess to being fascinated by such conversations. The more I read and learn about the sciences, the larger my vision of Jesus becomes. Because, though we talk about "laws of science" and consider that the world cruises along pretty much on auto-pilot because of these "laws," the fact is, no such "laws" exist.
What does exist, in each moment of time, in every neutrino and cranny of the vast cosmos, is that the eternal Word of God, our Jesus, our King and Savior and Friend and Comforter and Constant Companion - this Jesus is upholding the world and making everything work by the word of His power alone. He speaks to every created thing, and it continues to exist - or not. "Laws" of science merely describe His faithfulness and power in attending to all that He has made and owns.
How vast is Jesus power! How mysterious and wondrous are His ways! How faithful are His doings! How detailed is His steadfast love and faithfulness! How unfailing is His providence!
The entire world, in all its patterns and regularities, all its wonder and discovery, testifies to nothing so much as to the wisdom, power, faithfulness, and love of Jesus, the eternal, upholding Word of God.
So what are you fretting about just now?
What's got you anxious or troubled? What's robbing you of your joy? Or distracting you from your Kingdom duty?
Have you forgotten that Jesus is sovereign? That He is putting all things under His feet and making every created thing His servant for the sake of people just like you?
Gratitude, not grumbling; thanks, not fretting; adoration, not anxiousness - these are the affections they express who know King Jesus in all His neutrino-sustaining, brain-moving power and glory.
Believer! This King loves you!
Go forth today rejoicing in Him.