One of the elemental arguments for the existence of God is that the presence of creation requires the fact of a Creator—that behind a universe of order and design is the mind of an ordered Designer. Colonel Guy Gardner, an astronaut, said this about what he learned as he saw the marvels of the created universe in outer space:
It’s very hard to think this must have happened by chance… you realize at the same time that there had to be a Master Designer, a Creator of this planet. And to me that makes life all the more special. Because that tells me that instead of me being something that just came along in the course of time to live and die, that instead of a meaningless existence, I have Someone—who cares for me—who has made me and cares about me. Someone I can go to with my troubles, and my cares, and my joys.
But, who is this Someone… this Creator? The apostle Paul wrote:
“For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible…—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:16–17).
Who is this that created all things? In v.15, Paul identifies Him as the “image of the invisible God” (God that we could see), and, in v.13, the writer is even more specific—He is God’s “beloved Son.” Paul’s amazing assertion is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is also the Creator of the universe. Other scriptures consistently bear witness to this important idea…
• “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” (John 1:3).
• “He was in the world, and the world was made through Him…” (John 1:10).
• “Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.” (1 Corinthians 8:6).
• “(God) in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.” (Hebrews 1:2).
The reality of the work of Christ in creation is clearly a biblically attested idea. But, as Paul affirms in Colossians 1:16–17 (see above), Christ’s involvement with creation did not end with the act of creating itself. And, this is not an altogether unthreatening idea. Consider this:
The Creator of the universe is seeking you.
This is why the Dutch prime minister, Abraham Kuyper, declared:
There is not one square inch of the entire creation about which Jesus Christ does not cry out, “This is mine! This belongs to me!”
Why? Because He is the Creator, and He is claiming that which He has made. Again, without doubt, this is an imposing thought. Following his conversion from agnostic to believer, C. S. Lewis put it this way…
As the dry bones shook and came together in that dreadful valley of Ezekiel’s, so now a philosophical theorem, cerebrally entertained, began to stir and heave and throw of its grave clothes, and stood upright and became a living presence. I was able to play at philosophy no longer. It might, as I say, still be true that my “spirit” differed in some way from the God of popular religion. My Adversary waived the point. It sank into utter importance. He would not argue about it. He only said, “I am the Lord;” “I am that I am”; “I am.”
People who are naturally religious find difficulty in understanding the horror of such a revelation. Amiable agnostics will talk cheerfully about “man’s search for God.” To me… they might as well have talked about the mouse’s search for the cat. (Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life; 1955)
Who seeks whom? Jesus, the Creator of the Universe, cared so much for you that He came seeking after you. As Jesus Himself said:
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10).
The Creator came in pursuit of His creation. Apart from Him, we will never know real joy, real meaning, or real purpose in life. He is our Creator and He seeks relationship with us. Perhaps this is why Augustine said of the seeking God:
You have made us for yourself, and our hearts will remain restless until they find their rest in You.
In a world of loneliness, despair, and rejection, we find hope and encouragement in the words given in Mark’s Gospel to Bartimaeus, the blind beggar, “Take heart—He is calling you.” May we respond to His love and care with love and faith—and accept His invitation to life, forgiveness, and peace.
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