Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Big Bang

Several years ago, two different well-known magazines had something about the creation. The first I noticed was a contest in Sky and Telescope. The competition was for a new name for the “Big Bang” theory. Apparently, “Big Bang” does not sound scientific nor does it sound astronomical. It certainly does not sound religious. I guess it must sound childish. Certainly, if it did happen, “big bang” is an understatement.

The second was Big Bang Comix in the New Yorker. The strip had six frames; the first four were empty except for the captions, “A WHOLE LOT OF NOTHING…,” “THE BIG EMPTY…,” and “STILL ZILCHVILLE….” The fifth was a big frame with “KER-BLOOEY!” and the last was captioned “AT LONG LAST—STUFF!” with stars, suns and planets.

I thought of sending in “Ker-blooey!” for my entry in the contest, but that would have been plagiarism. This made me think of God’s possible entries.

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth…. For he spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm. Psalm 33:6, 9, (NIV)

...but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son…through whom he made the universe. Hebrews 1:2(NIV)

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1 (NIV)

...I worship the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land. Jonah 1:9 (NIV)

I doubt if these entries would win. They are too long. They are also too true. We will shorten them and keep the truth. God created.

You can contact me by calling (208) 883-0997 or by sending an email to ccm@moscow.com. Our web address is http://ccmbooks.org.

(Taken from Good News/Bad News)

No comments: