Power for Today
He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together (Colossians 1:17, NRSV)
WHAT IS your theory for gravity? One of the leading ones for scientifically explaining it is called the "Superstring Theory." I've read about it, but I still cannot explain it.
More important, perhaps, is the question. "Why bother with a theory for gravity?" The answer to that must be found in our human quest to explain the inexplicable. People write books about how and why someone falls in love, but when it happens to them, they are as helpless and hapless as the rest of us. We explain and predict all sorts of weather phenomenon, but we still can do nothing to prevent a volcano from erupting in South America or control its worldwide climactic effects.
All of nature seems to say the same thing: "Hello, men and women. You are not in charge of this universe. There is an unseen hand that controls it all. Be grateful for the hand that holds your world together. Be grateful."
Who holds your life together? Are you in complete control? At times we think we are. That's when we remember and renew our reliance on the God who holds together.
Lord, Creator and Sustainer of the Universe, forgive our blindness and cure us of all arrogance. There is one God and we are not He. In His Son's name. Amen.
- DAN KNIGHT, Overland Park, Kansas