I don’t often take the time to admire the world which surrounds me, nor do I often marvel at it’s beauty. But these ten days in St Lucia have given me the opportunity to relax and truly marvel at the beauty of God’s creation. Sitting on the beach beside one of the ‘Pitons’, looking out to sea you soon appreciate the marvel of the world we have been commissioned to look after (and doing a poor job of).
Then at night the stunning beauty of the night-time sky hits you. Thousands of visible stars to see, some hundreds of thousands of light years away. The enormity of the creation is beyond comprehension. To believe that this has all come about by chance is quite sad. God orchestrated the creation, and to me that is clear to see. Science may explain the how, whether that’s the ‘Big Bang Theory’ (being taught far too much as fact), the physical science behind how the world keeps spinning – there must be some sort of organising force behind it all.
Science and God co-exist. The fear of some Christians about science is unwarranted (within the realms of ethical research). Equally, the bellitleing of faith by scientists is more of a reflection on themselves lacking the ability to place confidence in anything intangible that they cannot explain. Stephen Hawking comes to mind, following his book ‘The God Delllusion’ which I am yet to read.
I’m not going to argue the case for God – he’s big enough to fight his own battles, but I will say that the more I see of life, the more I see of God.
It is scientifically proven that a bumble bee cannot fly, yet it does. Science doesn’t have all the answers. Religion doesn’t have all the answers. That’s where faith comes in. Lord, give me the grace to be faithful.