Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Big Bang?

Have you ever heard of the "Big Bang Theory?" I'm certain I won't do it justice, but my understanding is that, basically, the earth and all things on it came into existence at one moment in time. This moment was a massive, cataclysmic explosion in outer space. One moment there is nothing but empty space. The next... Crash, boom, bang - earth exists, plant life exists, animals exist, people exist.

The interesting thing about this theory (for me, at least) is that proponents of it claim that it is the only logical scientific way of explaining things. Many people (at least those I've met) who believe in the "Big Bang" are those you would consider scientists - well educated, logical, analytical.

Now, I don't want to get into an argument of intellect. I haven't done all the research and can't back my beliefs with "cold, hard evidence." But then, neither can the scientists! I may have lost a lot of my book learning in my years of mothering, but I'm certain I recall one basic principal along the lines of it takes matter to create matter. Don't quote me on that, though. You get my drift, I'm sure. The big bang doesn't seem particularly scientific.

Personally, I believe in creation. There is a God - ONE God - who is mighty and powerful, all-knowing and omnipresent. He created the earth, the creatures, the plants, and the people. He created it all for His own enjoyment. He enjoys relationship, desires relationship, and created the earth and all things on it so that they can be in relationship with Him.

I don't have scientific proof (though I have heard some good solid evidence that seems to support creation), but I do have this....

The desert. Wide open spaces filled with deep, dry heat. Winds gusting over the lands. Stark, yet beautiful.

The ocean. Water on the earth meets water on the sky. Crashing waves pummel giant cliffs, shaping them into jutting rock formations. Tides moving back and forth, changing the shoreline moment by moment.

The forest. Towering trees dance and cast their shadows on the inhabitants below. Leaves reach for the skies, roots dig to the springs hidden within the earth. Ever growing and changing.

The mountains. Giants, pressing heavenward, pushed up from the earth below. Snow-capped peaks on top, lush valleys and beaches below. Majestic. Incomparable. Unfathomable.

In my heart, in my spirit, there is no other explanation. All this indescribable beauty could only have been placed here by a Divine Creator's loving hands.

Not at all scientific, but plain, simple truth nonetheless. Big bang? I think not.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful writing!! What beautiful descriptions you give!

    I don't happen to believe in the Big Bang Theory myself (though I know plenty who do), but it's just so hard for me to believe that all of that beauty just sort of happened by mistake. And that here we are appreciating its beauty -- by mistake. Of course that's just my own, very unscientific opinion.


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