“There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.” (Psalm 86:8–10, ESV)
Sunday night I watched 60 minutes. They had a piece about CERN and its powerful particle accelerators. The fascinating studies that they are doing stretch the imagination. The scientists involved are excited about their work and passionate about understanding the universe.
One of the scientists shared that we only know and understand about 5% of the matter in space. She said 95% of the matter in the universe is dark, dark in the sense that we cannot see it and also dark to our understanding. I found this to be quite interesting.
If you look at the 5% of matter that we have knowledge of, it is quite an extensive body of knowledge. This knowledge was acquired over thousands of years by countless people. The instruments used to attain this understanding, are mind boggling. Some of it is so technical that the average person cannot even comprehend it. It takes a lifetime of study to understand just a small fraction of the information.
And yet, the average American thinks that science has all the answers. They put their trust for their origins and the beginnings of the universe in the hands of people who admit that 95% of the information about the universe and space is still undiscovered. It is even more concerning that they trust a finite man, who admittedly has a finite knowledge, with something as important as their eternity.
David knew that the only one to be trusted with his life and soul was the one true and living God, YHWH. The entire universe is under the control of God, the one who created it all. He knows about the 95% of the universe that is dark. He knows us intimately. His works are wondrous. He alone is God and worthy of worship, praise, and honor.