In the beginning…
Our origins as creatures have captured the imagination of humans since even before we developed the technology of telling stories in pictures.
Where do we come from and what stuff are we made of?

Interestingly enough when it comes down to it, we are, just like everything else alive and… well… not alive, just matter. We’re atoms! We’re made out of stuff that, as Bill Bryson puts it, managed “somehow to assemble in an intricate and curiously obliging manner to create you.” Amazing fact really, considering that any one atom in and of itself has no real concept of what it is doing in or on you and yet it is part of what makes you unique. And, if that atom or any of the matter which is currently assuming your form, ceased to be a component of your creature, then it might be blissfully minding its own business, if indeed it had the capacity to do so, in something else entirely different.

So either life, the universe and everything in it is an intricately spectacular random sequence of epic collisions or that these tiny building blocks from which it is constructed are arranged with a design and purpose which is animated by a force that is beyond even the heady world of all the sciences to comprehend.

“All things came into being through Him and without him, not one thing came into being.”

Now that is what really matters.

Rev. Michael Duke
Kingston UC