By Jon Courson –
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Everything was made by Jesus Christ – even this day.
Our sun is big – so big that 1.3 million earths could fit inside. It is small, however, compared to Anteres, a star in our galaxy. Antares is so big that 64 million of our suns could fit inside of it. But Anteres is a relatively dinky star. Hercules is a big star. 100 million Anteres could fit inside Hercules. So, 100 million Antares, each big enough to hold 64 million of our suns, which are big enough to hold 1.3 million our earths could fit into Hercules.
When we realize this, it is clear that on this planet, we are nothing more than specks on a speck in a speck. And yet most of the time we think we’re pretty “speck-tacular,” don’t we?
Now put down your telescope, pick up your microscope, and consider a drop of water, which is equally amazing.
If you think back to your junior-high science class, you’ll recall that each molecule of water is composed of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. If you were able to enlarge each of the atoms in only a single drop of water to the size of a grain of sand, you would have enough sand to make a slab of concrete one foot thick and one-half mile high, stretching from San Francisco to New York City.
Of Jesus, Paul said, “All things were created by Him” (see Colossians 1:16). Scientists call the atomic force that holds together the nucleus of the atom “atomic glue.” The Bible, however, identifies this mysterious atomic glue as Jesus Christ, for “by Him all things consist, or hold together” (Colossians 1:17).
There is coming a day when Jesus will let go of His hold on the atom. And the result will be chaos and utter devastation (2 Peter 3:10,11). But in his day of grace, He continues to hold the galaxies, the atoms, and our lives together.
Why do you exist today? You were made by Him. You were made for Him. And if you don’t give your life to Him, like errant atoms you’ll fall apart. Life won’t make sense. You’ll wonder what you’re doing, where you’re going, and why you’re living.
The secret of life is found in the prologue of John. All things were made by Him.
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Taken from Jon Courson’s Application Commentary by Jon Courson Copyright © 2003 by Jon Courson.