Sunday, June 29, 2014

It Should Not, but It Does

“The universe shouldn't exist — at least according to a new theory. Modeling of conditions soon after the Big Bang suggests the universe should have collapsed just microseconds after its explosive birth, the new study suggests.” So begins a story reported on NBC News.  Those conducting experiments and doing the study found the newborn universe "should have experienced an intense jittering" that made its collapse inevitable.

So, let’s get this right: the latest scientific study says the universe shouldn’t even exist. This also means it makes no sense that there is life on earth. We could extend that to say that there is no reason you should have people in your life that you care about. After all, they shouldn't even be here, and we shouldn't even exist to contemplate all this.

This reminds me of some other things that don’t add up, like God coming to us as a baby; a crucified man having something to do with our destiny; and our finding our lives by losing them. These things should not be true, but in God's wisdom, they are.

The universe shouldn’t exist. But it does. God should not choose the weak things to shame the strong. But he does. Jesus should not have come as the incarnate God. But he did.  Your life shouldn’t have any meaning. But it does. And how we think about all this and what we do about it, matters. In fact, it matters more than anything else.