Bootstraps

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 53 (day three)
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”  “The universe can and will create itself from nothing” (Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinaw, The Grand Design, 180).  The aforementioned quote from Stephen Hawking’s book is not meant to label the brilliant physicist a fool.  It is meant, though, to highlight the lengths to which we will go to place something—anything—at the center of the universe other than a God who has created us and holds us accountable.  If we have to posit a universe that pulls itself into existence by its own bootstraps, so be it.  If we must have something because we want it, if we decide that we have not harmed someone because we did not intend to do so, so be it.  All such thinking comes from the kind of foolish thinking that convinces us that we create our own reality.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

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