‘He’ is the Strong Force
By Don Hester
Part 4 (Final Part)
(You may choose to re-read or review the ‘introductory premise’ (shaded in grey) 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:
Genesis 1:21 ESV
So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Hebrews 1:2 ESV
But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
Acts 17:24 ESV
The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man,
Jeremiah 51:15 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.
Isaiah 40:28 ESV
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
Isaiah 37:16 ESV
“O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth.
Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked?
Isaiah 44:24 ESV
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: “I am the Lord, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,
Isaiah 43:7 ESV
Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
Psalm 89:11 ESV
The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.
Psalm 136:5 ESV
To him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever;
Genesis 5:1 ESV
This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God.
Romans 8:19 ESV
For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.
Psalm 115:15 ESV
May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth!
Genesis 1:14 ESV
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,
Genesis 1:9-13 ESV
And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
Romans 11:36 ESV
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
Zechariah 12:1 ESV
The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus declares the Lord, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him:
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.
1 Timothy 4:4 ESV
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
Amos 9:6 ESV
Who builds his upper chambers in the heavens and founds his vault upon the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth— the Lord is his name.
Revelation 10:6 ESV
And swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, that there would be no more delay,
Jeremiah 27:5 ESV
“It is I who by my great power and my outstretched arm have made the earth, with the men and animals that are on the earth, and I give it to whomever it seems right to me.
Jeremiah 5:22 ESV
Do you not fear me? declares the Lord. Do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it.
As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
Psalm 102:25 ESV
Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
My Prayer today…Glorious God…my savior…Jesus Christ. You are truly wonderful and amazing…..You have all power in heaven and earth….thank you, thank you, thank you for choosing all of us who were unworthy and paying a ransom to make us worthy. You made us Your own so that we can be with You in the unimaginable splendor of eternity with You. Thank You! Thank You!