“Let them praise the name of the LORD! For He commanded and they were created.” Psalm 148:5
I had a great conversation with my son Gabe the other day that I’ve been wanting to share with you. We were making dinner together, he was working on cutting the potatoes for his Fitz Fries and I was putting everything else together for dinner. As he chopped we started talking about science and God and Gabe mentioned the Big Bang theory and how he believes that God must have been the one to have caused that first big bang.
You know when something goes the speed of sound (343 meters per second) it creates a sonic boom right? And we know that the vibrations from a sonic boom are so loud that they can shake a house and break windows. Well, think about this. The speed of light (299,792,458 meters per second) is waaaay faster than the speed of sound. So if something was going at the speed of light and that’s faster than the speed of sound wouldn’t it stand to reason that it would make a big boom too? Like, oh, I don’t know, a particularly “big bang” that might cause things to be flung throughout space and time.
The Bible says that when God started creating He said, “Light be” and it was. Think about who spoke those words and just how booming His thunderous voice could be. And then think about how tremendous the reverberation of the creation of the very first light, going at 299,792,458 meters per second must have been! My guess is that there was quite possibly a very “big bang” as the light exploded into existence dissipating the darkness in the very same instant. Sure, I’ll agree that there may have been a Big Bang that exploded the universe into motion. But if a Big Bang created the universe, then it was my God that created that Big Bang.
But you know what, that’s not even the really awesome part of the story. The really awesome part is that the very same voice that boomed the universe into existence, whispers YOUR name in the still of the night bringing light to the darkest places of your soul. Yes, the very same hands that formed Adam from the dust of the earth (Genesis 1-2) are the very same hands that fearfully and wonderfully knit you together in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139).
Sure, creation is AWESOME, but it’s not nearly as awesome as YOU. You my friend are the crowning achievement of God’s creation. He made the sun, the moon, the stars, the sea, and dry land, plants, trees, animals, but He spoke each of them into existence. Mmmmm…. but humanity was formed with intimate detail and the TOUCH of a Savior, filled with life-breath through a kiss (Genesis 2:7). While God cares for His creation, He LOVES you! You are special to Him. After the creation of everything else God said, “it is good”, but after He put the finishing touches on woman and saw man and woman together for the first time He said, “it is VERY good”. Then He dusted off His holy hands and sat down because He was finished. You my friend, complete with your frailties and faults, are the masterpiece of creation. You’re the icing on His creation cake. You’re the cherry at the top of the ice cream Sunday, not the melted goo at the bottom. God created you with such care and intimate detail, how could you ever think you were a mistake or an accident? God doesn’t make mistakes, He makes miracles and you’re one of them!