Have you ever wondered who God is? Please tell me you have, because a day doesn't go by when I don't try to figure it all out somehow. I haven't been able to fully comprehend His greatness and I never will. Our human brains aren't capable of understanding His wonders; He simply doesn't work the way we do.
Too many a time, I sat through sermons trying to explain just how great our God is. We sing, "our God is greater, our God is stronger..." To me, it just doesn't seem worth it to try and figure out how God provides, how God blesses us, how God loves us, why God cares for us, why God died for our sins. Growing up, I couldn't help but think, "why can't everyone be just okay with not knowing all of this stuff without asking a million questions?" I wondered why we couldn't be satisfied with God's grace and leave it at that.
This semester, I am taking a general education Biology course. The difference between the BIO325 I am taking and the general education Biology course at a public university is that faith integration is a key component of the curriculum. Yes, we certainly learn all the same fundamentals that are expected in a general education Biology course, but we are required to intertwine the creation account found in Genesis within our research. The debate between science and Christianity is as old as the ages, and that is a discussion for a different time. With the general knowledge that the Biblical creation account and the 'Big Bang Theory' simply cannot compare to one another, we discuss God's creations in terms of science and nature. We talk about who created these biological findings, and just how these things came to be.
As I was reading through my Bible in preparation for my presentation on fossil fuels and minerals a few weeks ago, I came upon a chapter of scripture I had never read before. Job 38:4-38 left me without a single doubt that God is the creator of all things:
4 Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
8 Or who shut in the sea with doors
12 Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
16 Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
19 Where is the way to the dwelling of light,
22 Have you entered the storehouses of the snow,
25 Who has cleft a channel for the torrents of rain
28 Has the rain a father,
31 Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades
34 Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
So, who is God to you? To me, He is the one who can number the clouds by wisdom. He is the way to the dwelling of light. He has begotten the drops of dew. He is my King, and I am His daughter.
How could I ask God who He is when he tells us that He is the one who brings rain on a land where no man is? ...Not even Superman could do that.