Meditation for Monday

For by Him were all things created, that are in Heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions or principalities or powers, all things were created by Him and for Him. Colossians 1:16

When scientists draw diagrams of the Higgs boson, they draw it in the shape of a champagne bottle. Mind you, they have never seen a Higgs boson to know what shape it really is. In fact, they are still trying to find out if it actually exists. They built a huge apparatus called the Large Hadron Collider under the Franco-Swiss border, in a tunnel 27 kilometers in circumference, in an attempt to find proof that the Higgs boson exists. The costs run into the billions of dollars, and they are still not sure. The Higgs boson, they believe, is a subatomic particle that holds the key to how the universe holds itself together. Although most scientists generally dislike the term, media reports often refer to the Higgs boson as the ‘God particle’. They think it is that important. Our text today tells us that those silly scientists are all missing the boat. Thousands of years ago, the Bible told us what holds the universe together, and it’s not a Higgs boson.

What the Bible says about creation is true and accurate, regardless of the theories and postulations of so-called scientists. Not one word of Genesis Chapter One has ever been proven false, and never will. Creation is the work of the Lord Jesus. And our text today also reminds us that the very purpose behind creation is to bring glory to the Lord Jesus. Sin and our disobedience have robbed Him of much of what is rightfully His. But His obedience has restored that which He took not away, and now He receives glory from us who once were alienated from Him. We who were created for Him can now praise Him.

People in the world are always seeking for a purpose in life, a reason for their existence. Many people find a measure of fulfilment in their work, in the pursuit of high ideals or goals, or in their commitments to family, religion, or political organization. Still others stumble about all their lives, never able to make sense of what is happening around them, never able to see where they fit into any overall picture. Even many Christians are stumped about what the purpose of their lives are. Everything all boils down to one great question: Why? This is the great question of life, and the world has as many answers as it has questioners. But to this great question about the purpose of life, the purpose of ourselves, the purpose of everything around us, there can be only one true and all-encompassing answer: for the Lord Jesus. All of creation and everything that it contains and represents is for Him.

The goal and purpose for our lives today is to bring glory to the Lord Jesus. There is no higher purpose, there is nothing greater we can ever accomplish than that. – Jim MacIntosh

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