Without Him Not One Thing Came Into Being

All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. — John 1:3

The above passage is a wonderful beginning to a lenten meditation or prayer, for when we repeat John’s words we acknowledge that our being began with God. So are the magnificent sunrises, a sunset across a lake or ocean, the smile of a baby, or our cat Nellie burrowing into Suzy’s side every night.

I am reading Isaacson’s, Leonardo DaVinci. He points out that Leonardo once wrote in one of his many notebooks, “Describe the tongue of a woodpecker.” Isaacson marvels at  the pure curiosity, and of course he is right. It is that unique curiosity that is common to geniuses like Einstein, Franklin, and DaVinci. I think it is also proof of the awe we should have for God. For while Leonardo wonders and tries to draw the tongue of a woodpecker. It was God who actually created a woodpecker’s tongue.

When we consider the fact that God is the source of all living things, we must look at our neighbors who are from different countries, races, and religions differently. Yes the concept that God as the source of all things goes beyond my imagination and understanding, but it does help me wake up with renewed awe everyday.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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