To believe

Yesterday there was a full house at the Norm Theater to hear Dr. William Lane Craig address the topic — Are we a cosmic accident?  Does a fine-tuned universe point to a cosmic designer?

Fine-tuning is a construct that reflects on scientific data that demonstrate that the margin of change allowable in the “laws of nature” for the existence of life are very, very small.  Dr. Craig argues that fine-tuning and the existence of life is best explained by “cosmic designer” rather than “chance.”

The talk was engaging but I was particularly impressed by the question period afterwards.  I was delighted to hear Dr. Craig share his own journey into faith in Jesus Christ.  I was reminded of Hebrews 11:6.

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

To believe and experience that the creator of the universe loves us is immense.

This  reality crashing into our consciousness changes everything.

Faith animated by the Gospel moves us out of despair and emptiness and into wonder and openness and possibility.

Psalm 8:1-4

1O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens.

2Out of the mouth of babies and infants,

you have established strength because of your foes,

to still the enemy and the avenger.

3When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4what is man that you are mindful of him,

and the son of man that you care for him?

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