Guest Blogger Kath Cooper
Kath had ‘her spot’ today at Service and drew our attention to the latest so called scientific find advertised widely in the news media.
In the article she was showing to the assembly there was a photograph of an auditorium filled with what appeared to be members of the scientific community cheering and applauding the news that the so called G*D Particle had been found.
“Scientists believe they have found the long sought after G*D particle that shapes the universe (the article said).
The Higgs-Boson is the key missing piece of the rule book of how elementary particles and forces interact in the universe.
Without the Higgs there would be no stars and ultimately no life”.
(taken from The Advocate (Tasmania), Thursday July 5th, 2112)
HOW ARROGANT me thinks!
I don’t believe you can actually claim
to have found that which was not lost!
Of course this is not the first time that the scientific community has tried to take on G*D, and it probably will not be the last either – but they cannot win!
Mankind has been attempting out do his Creator since the fall in the Garden of Eden. They did not do well then – remember they were cast out of Paradise, and ever since – every time they have attempted something similar – G*D has always held the upper hand. Gee I am so glad to be on His team – the winning team.
Kath had a wonderful chapter of scripture to share with us today that reminds us that G*D will always hold the upper hand. It matters not if you are a fiendishly evil serpent or a physicist working at CERN in Switzerland, you are ONLY the created being NOT the CREATOR!
In the Book of Job (using the Message translation) in chapter 37 we find G*D asking Job some pretty serious questions.
14-18“Job, are you listening? Have you noticed all this?
Stop in your tracks! Take in God’s miracle-wonders!
Do you have any idea how God does it all,
how he makes bright lightning from dark storms,
How he piles up the cumulus clouds—
all these miracle-wonders of a perfect Mind?
Why, you don’t even know how to keep cool
on a sweltering hot day,
So how could you even dream
of making a dent in that hot-tin-roof sky?
Moving on to chapter 38, we continue to read what G*D says to Job:
2-11 “Why do you confuse the issue?
Why do you talk without knowing what you’re talking about?
Pull yourself together, Job!
Up on your feet! Stand tall!
I have some questions for you,
and I want some straight answers.
Where were you when I created the earth?
Tell me, since you know so much!
Who decided on its size? Certainly you’ll know that!
Who came up with the blueprints and measurements?
How was its foundation poured,
and who set the cornerstone,
While the morning stars sang in chorus
and all the angels shouted praise?
And who took charge of the ocean
when it gushed forth like a baby from the womb?
That was me! I wrapped it in soft clouds,
and tucked it in safely at night.
Then I made a playpen for it,
a strong playpen so it couldn’t run loose,
And said, ‘Stay here, this is your place.
Your wild tantrums are confined to this place.’
12-15 “And have you ever ordered Morning, ‘Get up!’
told Dawn, ‘Get to work!’
So you could seize Earth like a blanket
and shake out the wicked like cockroaches?
As the sun brings everything to light,
brings out all the colours and shapes,
The cover of darkness is snatched from the wicked—
they’re caught in the very act!
16-18 “Have you ever gotten to the true bottom of things,
explored the labyrinthine caves of deep ocean?
Do you know the first thing about death?
Do you have one clue regarding death’s dark mysteries?
And do you have any idea how large this earth is?
Speak up if you have even the beginning of an answer.
19-21 “Do you know where Light comes from
and where Darkness lives
So you can take them by the hand
and lead them home when they get lost?
Why, of course you know that.
You’ve known them all your life,
grown up in the same neighbourhood with them!
22-30 “Have you ever travelled to where snow is made,
seen the vault where hail is stockpiled,
The arsenals of hail and snow that I keep in readiness
for times of trouble and battle and war?
Can you find your way to where lightning is launched,
or to the place from which the wind blows?
Who do you suppose carves canyons
for the downpours of rain, and charts
the route of thunderstorms
That bring water to unvisited fields,
deserts no one ever lays eyes on,
Drenching the useless wastelands
so they’re carpeted with wildflowers and grass?
And who do you think is the father of rain and dew,
the mother of ice and frost?
You don’t for a minute imagine
these marvels of weather just happen, do you?
31-33 “Can you catch the eye of the beautiful Pleiades sisters,
or distract Orion from his hunt?
Can you get Venus to look your way,
or get the Great Bear and her cubs to come out and play?
Do you know the first thing about the sky’s constellations
and how they affect things on Earth?
34-35 “Can you get the attention of the clouds,
and commission a shower of rain?
Can you take charge of the lightning bolts
and have them report to you for orders?
What Do You Have to Say for Yourself?
36-38 “Who do you think gave weather-wisdom to the ibis,
and storm-savvy to the rooster?
Does anyone know enough to number all the clouds
or tip over the rain barrels of heaven
When the earth is cracked and dry,
the ground baked hard as a brick?
39-41 “Can you teach the lioness to stalk her prey
and satisfy the appetite of her cubs
As they crouch in their den,
waiting hungrily in their cave?
And who sets out food for the ravens
when their young cry to God,
fluttering about because they have no food?”
Now quite obviously (I would say) Job had no answer to this lesson
in Creation Education from His Divine G*D.
And frankly neither have we!
The physicists and scientists at CERN, and us too – could do with remembering this lesson. None of us would be here if it was not for the generous heart of Our Creator God.
I think, as Kath reminded us, the Psalmist (Ps. 95: 1-7) was correct when they wrote:
Come; let’s shout praises to God,
Raise the roof for the Rock who saved us!
Let’s march into his presence singing praises,
lifting the rafters with our hymns!
3-5 And why? Because God is the best,
High King over all the gods.
In one hand he holds deep caves and caverns,
in the other hand grasps the high mountains.
He made Ocean—he owns it!
His hands sculpted Earth!
6-7 So come, let us worship: bow before him,
on your knees before God, who made us!
Oh yes, he’s our God,
and we’re the people he pastures, the flock he feeds.
We are the created!
The work of His Hands!
No accident of nature in G*D’s Creation!
Thank you Kath for allowing me to record Your “MY SPOT” from today – it is a very current and valuable lesson. No one and nothing at all would be here if it wasn’t for the Mighty Creator God, and that includes even sub-atomic particles such as the much hypothesised Higgs-Boson.
Those scientists mentioned at the beginning of this article – the ones loudly applauding an invisible sub-atomic particle, would do far better standing and applauding the works and wonders of their Creator God. AMEN