We all know or should know, that we live in a universe of untold millions of worlds: that this vast system, the conception of which alone staggers the imagination, is created by some stupendous power is proved by its very existence; that is intelligent in its “creation” and operation, and that it is held together and operated by unfailing and unchanging laws is the proven fact of every existing thing, and of all science (Colossians 1:17).
Scientifically exact are these immutable laws that they have not slipped a fraction of a second in thousands of years. Science today is beginning to measure, with mathematical calculations, the movements of the sun, moon, and planets in their orbits, the distances of these celestial bodies and others (asteroids and comets), from our Earth, their dimensions, their weights, and their specific gravities.
Astronomers can calculate to a fraction of a degree the exact positions of our sun, moon, planets, asteroids, and comets, though moving through space at speeds of thousands of miles a minute; almost to the very second can be known the many times when and where the shadow of the moon, in eclipse, has fallen upon the Earth for hundreds of years in the past, and the many times when and where it shall again fall for years in the future.
Is there a purpose behind God’s creation? If it is purposeless, why is it so intelligent? Why is it based upon such immutable laws? Why are the laws of intelligence operating in us? Can intelligence die? Where did our conscience come from? Where did our soul come from? Why are we endowed with instincts to create and develop marvelous things? To grow, physically, materially, mentally, and spiritually? Why should we fear, or even think? If we came from nowhere without a reason or purpose or if we are going nowhere, why be here at all? The struggle would not be worth the while.
But we do have a purpose! We are God’s ultimate creation! God loves us so that He came as a man to die for us. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:5-8)
David wrote in Psalm 8, “O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set the glory above the heavens. … When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: “
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)