Chapter 5

The Rescue Of Planet Earth

The magnificence of God’s being does more than explain the magnificence of the cosmos. No matter how spectacular the advances of science and technology, His “eternal power and divine nature” (Rom. 1:20 NIV) will forever fill human minds and hearts with astonishment, awe, and adoration.

God’s love is as measureless as His power. His wisdom is as inexhaustible as His power. He is not impersonal energy, the cosmic Force. He is a Father who cares, who cared enough to give His one and only Son to become our Savior. The true and loving God is great enough to account for the fathomless complexity of all existence. While His greatness is beyond our comprehension, He desires soul intimacy with each of us.

The message that the Creator of the cosmos loves and cares for the only other intelligent creatures known to exist physically in the vastness of space is the most significant truth the human soul can grasp. The idea of extraterrestrial life is a curiosity. But rescue for lost humanity does not lie in the direction of space exploration. Our rescue is available here and now on planet earth. The good news of reconciliation with our Creator is discovered in the person of the Son of God, Jesus Christ—God in human form, who died that we might have eternal life.

Have you had a personal encounter with Him?