I was listening to southern gospel music this morning when one of my favorite songs came on. The title and the most powerful line in the song say, “When he was on the cross, I was on his mind.” I love it so much because I know it is true.
I know, sounds a bit egotistical, doesn’t it? Maybe, on the surface especially if one has no appreciation for the power and the awesome reality of the Divine. Well, that and I also know every other person was on his mind too. Someone is sure to ask how that can be, it seems impossible for every human being to be on his mind at the same time. In the same way, some doubt their prayer is heard because God can’t listen to everybody at the same time.
At the same time, therein lies the crux of the matter. We are bound by time. We go from moment to moment, one passes and is gone forever and the next can’t arrive until this one is gone. The same is not true of God. All moments and every moment are open to him. If billions of people are praying at once on Earth, God can be in that moment a billion times focused on every prayer.
Einstein once said that reality is an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. That may be the truth and even nothing but the truth, but it’s not the whole truth…remember I told you these three things are not the same? A couple guys were discussing the paranormal on a podcast today and speculating that what is called paranormal may be explained by quantum physics. I couldn’t help but remark aloud, “Do they really believe the s$#t they are saying. I know I said it out loud because the person passing me on the street gave me a weird look. My grasp on quantum physics is tenuous at best…after all, it’s mostly unseen mathematical models used to explain what is seen. However, even I know it’s crap.
What physics cannot address is the persistence of reality in the mind that reaches beyond the physical fabric of the universe to touch something far beyond it…something or, I believe someone from which reality and the universe originate.
Does anyone really believe that they are nothing but combinations of atoms vibrating at a certain frequency? We are, but, again, it is not the whole story. Furthermore, we all know it’s not the whole story and no one acts as if that’s the whole story.
How can I say that? I want you to think about something for a moment…go ahead, it won’t hurt…well, maybe a little pinch. Have you ever felt guilty? Cheated? Abused? Angered at unfairness? One more question. Why? Why feel these things? One is tempted to say, “Well, because I have been cheated, guilty, abused, angry, and unfairly treated.”
But, if we are no more than a collection of atoms…why the hell does it matter how we act or how others act towards us? Do atoms have a conscious mind that makes one action good and another bad? Don’t they just operate according to their mathematical models? Of course, they do.
Don’t give me that it’s for duty and humanity. Those terms don’t mean squat to a collection of atoms, just ask the chair you’re sitting on. The truth is we are more than the sum of our parts…much more.
I know this by faith…in my own ability to look at the world and reason. It is possible to scientifically test my reason and my faith, but I see no need. If you wish to experiment you may, although I urge you not to do so. To know for sure, by science and experimentation, is simple anyone wishing to deny the truth of what I’ve said can prove it.
Place a loaded gun to your head and pull the trigger as many times as you can and you will know right away, proven beyond a doubt and beyond faith that quantum physics had the right answer. And what if it turns out you are not just a collection of atoms obeying the laws of physics and there is something beyond quantum physics? Well, you’re on your own there. The pity is you won’t be around when my atoms and energy are scattered to oblivion on the winds of the universe to say, “Told you so.”
Take it from me, you are on God’s mind and always have been. You’re an original creation, unique beyond the imagination of man, but well known to God. You need not step out of this life to know the reality of what I’m saying. Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.
“And you will seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.”