Saturday, June 25, 2011

The All in All

What if God really is inside every single human being, not only in Christians?  And not only in humans but also in nature?  And not somewhere far away up in heaven, but amazingly close?  What if he's the energy that's holding our bodies together?  What if he's the breath we breath and the life that's flowing through us?  What if we're made up of a lot more (of) God than we dare to believe?  What if he really is the all in all?
As Max Planck, the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, said:
“As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter”


  1. Just letting you know that I stopped by and appreciate what you're posting here!

  2. To use some dreadful theological jargon: we live at the juxtaposition of God's immanence and his transcendance.

    In Christ Jesus everything (literally everything - from quarks to quasars) "holds together" Col 1:17 as Max Planck observed. Creation, other people and even me bear his fingerprints - a profound privilege and something of a mystery.

    But all creation and the whole of humanity do not contain or encompass him. He is bigger, richer and wilder than it all. It all comes from him and adds nothing to him.

    When we can be humble enough to accept our very tiny place in the scale of things and yet accept the awesome grace God has for us we can truly and fully live - thinking his thoughts after him (to quote the astronomer Kepler) and place our feet in his prints.