Job 38: 4-7: “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely, you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”
Just this week Ken Ham, a biblical creationist, and Bill Nye, an evolutionist, debated the origin of life. Ham argued that God created life and that the earth is 6000 years old. Nye does not believe in God and insists that science has proven the earth to be millions of years old. Neither of them can prove their theories beyond the shadow of a doubt because they did not witness creation personally. Ham was not there when God created, and Nye was not there to see and hear the Big Bang. Both have to exercise faith in their conclusions.
Likewise, Job had a huge struggle with the meaning of the universe. After losing nearly everything he owned, Job questioned God and reality itself. God’s response to Job was straightforward: “Where were you when I created the world?” “How can you question something which you know absolutely nothing about?”
Science is a wonderful means for understanding the way our world works. It is very valuable. In the end, however, the deeper questions about life and its origin are a matter of faith. We must trust God. He alone has the answers about human existence and our purpose for being. Some look at the stars and see burning balls of fire. Others see the stars and hear those stars singing praises to the God of glory. Where were you when it all began? Better yet, where will you be when it all ends?
Lord, when I see the stars and hear the rolling thunder, then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee, “How great thou art!” I trust you Jesus, and I thank you for giving me life and for saving my soul. Amen.