“The more we learn the less we know…”
I can’t remember the science show I was watching when I heard this but the scientist managed to crack a smile through his frustration. About the time they solved one subatomic mystery of the universe, it seemed three more mysteries emerged. He was excited at the ongoing prospect of exploration but was daunted by the continual reworking of models at the razor’s edge of theoretical physics.
My mind drifted to what I had read from Proverbs that morning:
Proverbs 3:19-20 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
It’s amazing to watch shows on the Science and Discovery Channels as they speak of the subatomic world. The intricacy of this tiny, tiny world is overwhelming. No matter how deep they dive, no matter how many subatomic particles they collide, no matter how much they work the math there’s an inescapable conclusion at the end: it’s more complicated than we understand.
And to that I grin and think, “well…duh!” When we look into the universe God created, big or small, we are looking into the genius and creativity of the Lord Himself. We are investigating His fingerprints and are lost in the deep swirls of His imprints. From before the beginning God was there. In the infinite depths of His intelligence, this incredible universe was conceived, designed, and created. From the Milky Way to quarks, everything was formed by Him and for Him.
And with this kind of unimaginable power, God knows us by name and calls us to be His. He loved you so much He died to bring you to His side. Of all of His creation, you are special. You are His. If that doesn’t make you lift your life in worship, I can’t imagine what will.