A young woman asked me, “If God created the universe, then who created God?” I shared the “God has no beginning. God created time. God created the universe. God has always been,” philosophy that I understand as truth.
“But that doesn’t make sense and you haven’t answered the question,” was her response. So, I tried again: “God’s existence has always been and will never cease. As humans, the knowledge we possess is based on the “laws of the universe” (physics) and since we mere mortals are limited (very limited in my opinion) most of us aren’t able to understand anything outside our universe (that has—what scientists, and possibly theologians, call—an efficient cause).” Yep, that didn’t explain things either.
So I’m sharing what the great Albert Einstein said, regarding this subject:
“The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. May I not reply with a parable? The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe. We are in the position of a little child, entering a huge library whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of the human mind, even the greatest and most cultured, toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged, obeying certain laws, but we understand the laws only dimly. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that sways the constellations.”
I love this!
So, I still don’t have a better answer for that woman—and would love for you, dear reader, to weigh in—but that conversation led me to think about all that we take for granted like: our houses being there when we come home from work, most of us inhaling and exhaling easily, the ability for many woman to birth another human into the world, trees blooming in the spring, the sun rising each morning.
So, where is God in this? For me, God is everywhere. God is in the sunrise and the dark. God is in healthy and the sick. God is in the victories and the challenges. And, God is in you.
May your day be blessed,