I recently had a conversation with a gentleman who had questions. And, in fact, his questions were good questions. One of them was, “If there is a God, for what purpose would he create all the stars and galaxies?” I offered that he had done so, primarily, for his own glory, that looking into the expanse of the night sky, we would find ourselves in awe at the creation and in the presence of the one who created it all. He continued with questions, demanding (well, he was polite, but quite insistent that he needed answers) that God provide him with all the answers he wanted. There’s some significant arrogance going on there, don’t you think? The creature demanding that his Creator bow to him and answer him!
Of course, my friend would not accept this, but how much better to be without all the answers we demand (anyone thinking of Job?) while enjoying our God and his greatness. David stood in awe and gave thanks to “the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might; who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples, so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs” (65:6-8).
All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! -- Francis of Assisi