What Holds Us Together
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
~ Colossians 1:16-17
Most of us marvel, from time to time, at the miracle of the universe or some part of it. We hear something mind-boggling about the human body or we think about how a human grows from a single fertilized cell. Or we hear that there are 100 billion galaxies, each with 100 billion stars. But, if you can sit still to hear one statistic about physics, you might be even more amazed.
Even when we are wondering at the universe, we simply take for granted the most remarkable thing of all: things keep their shape. Electrons exist precisely the correct distance from atomic nuclei so that they neither go flying off nor fall into the center of the atom; the chance of atoms existing, just in respect to the speed and distance of electrons being precisely what is needed for matter to exist, has been estimated at 1 in — excuse me, this number is so long it needs its own line —10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
How any scientist does not believe in God is a mystery to me. The chances of reality occurring by some random bit of luck are, basically, zero. By its nature, the world is “without form and void”; what gives it form is God, just like it says in the Bible. God is what holds things together, in every sense of the word.
The Bible also tells us that God loves us; He knows who we are. We are important to Him. And one of the things He will hold together, if we put our faith in Him, is us!
So why undo His hard work and tear yourself apart? Everyone has problems; not everyone is smart enough to turn to God with them. There is enough God to go around.
Lord God, let me always turn to you when I am tearing myself apart; for I know that you and you alone have the power to make me whole. Amen
~ Mason Barge
Editor, Daily Prayer