Happy Birthday Jacob Hester
‘He’ is the Strong Force
By Don Hester
(You may choose to re-read or review the ‘introductory premise’ (in smaller font) again in order to ‘refresh’ the intent of presenting the chosen bible verses for the next couple of days. Or…simply scroll down to the added Bible verses and meditate on the truth therein.)
Introductory premise from Part I: I’m sitting at my computer key board in my home office of Evansville, IN, USA., the latitude of 38.0223°degrees North. While I sit comfortably in my chair, I am aware that scientific study and observation of the ‘things’ that are visible reveal that the Earth is spinning on its axis at my latitude/degree location at approximately 795 mph. We know that the Earth is a part of ‘our’ solar system which includes our known neighboring planets and our wonderful star which is our Sun. We know that our solar system is a part of the immense Milky Way Galaxy and we know that the MW Galaxy is a part of the larger and vastly immeasurable universe. Scientific observation reveals that the Earth is revolving around the Sun at approximately 67,000 mph and our entire solar system is revolving in our galaxy at approximately 515,000 mph.
There are ‘visible’ observations in all of these scientific calculations. And then..there are the ‘invisible’ observations. Such as, what is the force that holds all of this together and how does it work…where does it come from. Once we move from what can be accurately observed to what is beyond observation and is not visible to measure or calculate, we move into the realm of ‘theory’.
The strongest force in nature, according to ‘particle’ physicists, is the Strong Force and it is this ‘strong force’ that holds existence together. If we have studied physical science at even a high school level, then we have a basic understanding of the elementary particles which are the core matter of all things that have mass. We have heard of the basic particles that are named atoms and atoms possess neutrons and protons and we now know that there are even smaller classes of particles called elementary particles and they are named quarks and leptons. All of these particles can be identified and observed within the study of particle physics. Then, we get into the area of the fundamental forces that are at play within and between all of the various particles. And it is these ‘forces’ that are at work to bind all things together. Two of those forces, one strong, and one weak, have been named ‘gravity’ and ‘electromagnetism’. Science can only theorize how the forces actually work and what they do and why they do it. These theories are developed into ‘models’.
As a faith-based human being (meaning…I personally have placed my belief for the existence of ‘all things’ in the person and power of God-the-Son, Jesus Christ as Creator and Sustainer of ‘all things’) I have confidence that Jesus Christ is the creator and force that holds the universal system together. He sustains it by His power. I know this ‘because’ the Word of God, the Bible, reveals it over and over, again and again.
I want to take the next few days and look at verses in the Bible that clearly state that God/Jesus is the creator of the all things, is the creator of the heavens and the earth, and that He holds the existence of all things ‘together’ by His power. He alone is the Strong Force. I pray that as you read these verses, that your heart will well-up with praise and that you will be drawn deeper into your relationship with your sovereign and powerful God.
John 1:3 ESV
All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Hebrews 1:3 ESV
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Hebrews 11:3 ESV
By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
Colossians 1:16 ESV
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. 17 and he is before all things, and in him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence (might have supremacy).
Today’s Additional Verses:
Isaiah 42:5 ESV
Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:
Job 33:4 ESV
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands;
Jeremiah 10:12 ESV
It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.
Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
Genesis 1:20 ESV
And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”
Psalm 90:2 ESV
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Isaiah 45:18 ESV
For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the Lord, and there is no other.
Exodus 20:8-11 ESV
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Psalm 24:1-2 ESV
A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
Genesis 2:4 ESV
These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Nehemiah 9:6 ESV
“You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.
My Prayer today: Our Great Creator Lord…I pray that you will shine Your light of truth into the hearts of those who are in darkness to reveal that You are Creator, Savior, and Lord of Life..Lord of All…that You alone are the Supreme God. I ask that You use ‘us’ to shine Your light of truth into the darkness. Amen