Did you know there was a recent History Channel show that broke down the make-up of DNA. Yes, your DNA; the DNA of man kind and its link to the universe. According to this show, it would be theoretically impossible for mankind to just have developed but that instead we were created with purpose! Of course, they believe that we were made by extraterrestrial forces, as in ALIENS. And, I guess in a sense they are right, we were. We were created by an external force, nothing contained by this world, but a being far greater and more powerful than our minds can genuinely wrap around…THE LIVING GOD, the GOD of Israel.
They claim there is a portion of our DNA that aligns with the stars. As I listened to them explain their theories I couldn’t help but think they were on to something…a discovery that could ultimately change their lives and the lives of mankind. As they spoke, they flashed pictures of the pyramids, ancient indian sites, and the stars. They showed sectioned DNA and explained how it had to have been created, that DNA is not a random occurrence. I couldn’t help but cringe and leap with excitement all at the same time.
On one hand I knew they were digging into something deep and amazing. On the other hand I knew their focus was broad and wavering. They were saying there was a God but refusing to say there was a God all at the same time. It seems like all the proof staring us in the face just isn’t enough to convenience us there is a Living God. Many would rather believe that aliens from another planet or galaxy or universe created us…but if you can believe in extraterrestrials…why can’t you believe in a Living God?
Why is it so hard. Most of this world believes in a higher being of some kind. Our genetic makeup desires to believe is something greater than we are. We are drawn to super heroes, people of power, celebrities, kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, Lords and Ladies. Through out history we idolize people with the birth to glory or the guts to glory. We are drawn to power we can’t possibly posses. We love the idea of a greater being than our own selves. Why is it so hard to believe we were created by One God, the Living God, the God of Israel. The only God who has repeated records of showing up by a physical manner throughout history!? Can you believe…
…Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth – everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made…”You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed-I, and not some foreign god among you, You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “That I am God.”
Isaiah 43: 6-7, 10-12