Holding All Things Together
by Joe R. Price

Physicists in Geneva, Switzerland, have announced the discovery of a new kind of "heavy" particle. A report in Scientific American says this subatomic particle "could be a tool to unlock a deeper understanding of the fundamental 'strong' force that binds quarks together to form protons and neutrons, which in turn form atoms - as well as planets, stars, galaxies and people" ("LHC Physicists Unveil a Charming New Particle," Lee Billings, Scientific American, July 7, 2017).

Scientists will continue to make such discoveries as they try to unravel the complexities of life and human existence in this vast universe. Whether they investigate subatomic particles, or reach into deep space with great telescopes, the power, order and precision of this cosmos repeatedly comes into greater focus (Psa. 19:1-4).

This does not surprise men and women of faith. Our Creator has designed space and matter to "hold together" through an impressive array of physical forces. Significantly, behind all of the physical forces scientists have and will discover, is the power and intelligence of God Almighty. More specifically, the Scriptures assign the power that maintains and sustains the universe to Jesus Christ: "For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible... All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist" (Col. 1:16-17). "Consist" translates a word which means "to cohere, hold together" (Thayer, 605). Jesus Christ holds every particle of this universe together by the strength of His will and the determination of His counsel. 

This universe did not come into existence from nothing. God created it. God holds it together by the forces He put in place from "in the beginning." The supremacy of Christ over this universe demands our honor, loyalty, submission, faith and obedience in everything (Matt. 28:18-20; Col. 3:17). 

- The Spirit's Sword, 7/9/17