They search and they search and they search for something other than God. They find all kinds of things that point to God, but they are not satisfied. The answer is never good enough, so they keep looking. They find a particle, which has been labeled the God particle, and assume they have found an origin to life. The irony of it is that they are trying too hard to find some elusive particle. God has been here all along and is the only explanation that makes sense.
Months back I saw a documentary called “Proving God” where some priests who were scientists talked about evolution and God. They made many claims in that show, but didn’t prove too much of anything. The one area that was just coming to light at the time was this “God Particle.” Now months later, they think they have found it. While so quick to claim that everything somehow stems from this particle, no one in the science community appears to want to claim that maybe there is a God after all. No one asks where that particle came from. There is no answer for that. They just jump up and down with excitement that they have found it.
Scripture talks a lot about the intricate nature of the Creation. It is incredible. The details like the angle of the Earth, the perfect amount of oxygen and nitrogen in the atmosphere, and the distance we are from the sun, all are too good to have just happened. The way our bodies function have been researched for years and there are still things to learn. God has designed it all. There is mystery to it, but that is alright because we don’t have to know everything about everything. We just need to know who did it.
I look at my children and I see their simple trust. They get up each morning without a thought of wars, bills to pay, or the notion that they could be in danger at any given moment. They are not worried about those things because they are taken care of by people they can trust. Parents have this bond with their children. Children do not know everything and don’t bother to even ask. My kids look out the window and exclaim things like “wow, dad, God did a good job.” They don’t go digging in the ground looking for some clue as to where we came from. They just accept it and move on. Sure, they ask why God made snakes or spiders, but they don’t ask me to prove that it was God and not a big bang that they originated from.
In the Gospels, Jesus was surrounded by little children and His disciples rebuked them for supposedly wasting Jesus’ time. But, Jesus responds and illustrates perfectly what it means to have trust in God.
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Luke 18:16-17
Yes, there is a lot we don’t know and much more to the universe than we could ever fully grasp. That doesn’t mean we can’t believe in God, it means that we must believe in God. There is no amount of digging for particles that will satisfy the answer to the origin of the universe and the ultimate state of humanity. It is only when we allow ourselves to let God be God that we truly find that the answer we have been looking for has been right in front of us all the time.
“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the filed; the wind blow over it and it is done, and it place remembers it no more.” – Psalm 103:13-16