The Edge of the Universe

God made the universe and everything in it (Genesis 1:1-2:3), and holds it all together (Colossians 1:16-17). The size of God’s creation is enormously huge. Sometimes I wonder if we’ll ever get to see all of it. As far as we humans have looked, and assuming God made edges or a physical boundary, we haven’t found the edges of the universe yet. But I’ve wondered lately what we would do if we did.

What would the edges look like? Would we be able to see anything on the other side of the edges? Whether or not we might, it’s likely we wouldn’t be able to cross the bounds of our “box,” or “container,” or “system.” How many people would assume that we are truly alone and came from nowhere and nothing? From one launching point of logic, it could easily be assumed that there is a vast nothingness beyond the edges. How many people would be affirmed that the universe must have a Creator? From another launching point of logic, there has to be something outside of a container to make the container, to put things into it, and to make the things that were put into it. How many people would argue violently, or just behave violently without argument? How many people would have civil, thoughtful discussions? Who would be on either side of an argument or discussion? How many people would be disillusioned about life? How many people would feel so much more secure that God has everything under control?

But all these questions aside and whether or not the edge of the universe is ever found, everyone believes something about the universe and how everything got here. We already have arguments and discussions. But do you know and believe the truth? Do you know why you believe what you believe? Do you know how to explain and show that to someone else, while also being kind and loving? (Colossians 4:5-6; 1 Peter 3:15)


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