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Hebrews 11:3
Thursday, June 20 2013

The Creation of the Universe...

Expanding on the topic of faith from yesterday's verse, the author of Hebrews writes about the creation of the universe:

By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God, so that what is visible came into being through the invisible.  -Hebrews 11:3 NAB

This verse from the book of Hebrews ties in with the Gospel of St. John, where we read:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be.  -John 1:1-3, NAB

In these two verses, Jesus is referred to as the Word of God.  He is the Word of God made flesh, who was there at the creation of the universe and is still with us today.  He created mankind in the beginning and came to save mankind on the cross.

We often focus our relationship with God on Jesus' time on earth.  We focus on His ministry, His teachings, His miracles, and His sacrificial death.  But we must not forget that Jesus is fully God and was there when the world began.

Long before Jesus became visible flesh, He was a part of the invisible.  He is one Person of the Holy Trinity that was responsible for our creation.

Of course, all of this comes by faith.  No one except God was there at creation.  No one witnessed the birth of the universe.  Science tries to study and re-capture that moment, but in reality, it is only a glimpse at an infinitely glorious event.  Understanding creation is like trying to capture lightning in a bottle.

By faith we know that Christ was there at the creation of the universe.  He is more than a man that died on a cross; He is our Lord and the Architect of the cosmos.


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