By: Curtis Schofield, Spiritual Insight
It is reported
that Leon Lederman, the physicist and Nobel laureate, once half-jokingly
remarked that the real goal of physics was to come up with an equation that
could explain the universe but still be small enough to fit on a T-shirt. In
that spirit, Richard Dawkins offered up his own T-shirt slogan for his
understanding that life was created by accident:
from the non-random survival of randomly varying replicators.”
I prefer John’s
explanation as found in the New Testament. It will not fit on a T-shirt, but it
certainly is a satisfying explanation for me and for over two billion followers
of Christ who live on this planet.
“1. In the
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2. He
was with God in the beginning. 3. Through him all things were made; without him
nothing was made that has been made. 4. In him was life, and that life was the
light of men. 5. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not
10. He was in
the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not
recognize him. 11. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not
receive him. 12. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his
name, he gave the right to become children of God. 13. Children born not of
natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
14. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his
glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace
and truth." (see the Gospel of John in the New Testament).
Note that John
takes the reality of the creation just as seriously as modern day physicists
do. The key for understanding the meaning of creation, especially life, for
John was to commit his life to the study of Jesus, who is the most creative and
unique person to ever live in creation as we know it.
If you desire to
better understand how Jesus has helped outstanding persons to find some answers
to their questions about life, order a copy of “Into All The World”,
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Curtis Schofield is a retired United
Methodist minister. He and his wife, Clara, have served two churches in Dade
County. In retirement he volunteers through Trenton United Methodist Church to
help small churches.