God of Wonders, Beyond This Galaxy

God of Wonders, Beyond This Galaxy

I’ve seen a lot of discussion lately about faith and science. I think talking about this is healthy, but of course, people get heated with their thoughts and beliefs about it. I heard someone say something about there being “two sides to the argument,” presumably God versus science, but to me, they are intertwined. God created science, and we’re all just trying to figure it all out.

In fact, I tweeted this out recently and got some interesting responses:

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Some folks responded very angrily. Some cheered. I think we should be able to talk about things respectfully. When someone gets angry and tells me how wrong I am about God, it doesn’t change my beliefs. I won’t “argue back” and yell over them. (I’m not a yelling type of person.) I’ll allow them their opinions, explain my own (if they let me) and pray for them.

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God is in my heart, and discussions about science only strengthen the bond I have with him.

 

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love
Ephesians 3:17 (KJV)

 

I’m a lover of science. I’ve been fascinated with the show Cosmos since I was a kid, and now seeing the new version (on Sunday nights on Fox) with Neil DeGrasse Tyson has thrilled me to no end. I understand that some people are sensitive to shows like this. They feel it disrupts their beliefs or speaks untruth. I get that’s where they are coming from. But I’ve never been someone that feels far away from God when talking about science. When I watch a show like Cosmos, I see nothing but God everywhere.

What’s more, I get excited at shows like this. I truly believe that God loves seeing us trying to figure things out. He gave us these inquiring minds. I think he gets a thrill seeing our spaceships and technology as we ponder the wonders of the galaxy.

NASA recently released these images and when I look at them, I marvel at all that God has made:

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It gives me a thrill to see the colors, the exactness, the beauty of it all. It reinforces again the majesty of God.

 

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
Colossians 1:16

 

A few months back I told you about my experience at the Women of Faith Conference and hearing my favorite band, Third Day, in concert. In hearing Mac Powell’s amazing, God-given voice belt out the words to this song, I saw once again how powerful God is, how He lives in each of us and in the universe. And that thought truly humbles me.

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Cherie Burbach About Cherie Burbach

Cherie Burbach is the founder of Putting on the New. She is a poet, mixed media artist, and freelance writer. She’s written for About.com, NBC/Universal, Match.com, Christianity Today, and more. Her latest book is: Art and Faith: Mixed Media Art With a Faith-Filled Message. For more, check out her website.

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