Let’s talk about the beginning of everything
Because everything had a beginning. Surely we can all agree on that. Right? What?! You mean to tell me there are still people, in this day and age, who believe in perpetual motion machines?! Incredible! But what are you gonna do? Some people refuse to talk about the beginning of everything. Because it goes somewhere light.
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And the beginning of everything is a cool “hot topic.”
Yeah, I’m using temperature metaphors on purpose. Because they’re totally relevant to yet another reason why our world…and our universe…is not old. At least not the same old repeated mantra of millions and billions of years old. Several thousand years, yeah. But not millions and billions.
And the universe was definitely NOT always here.
Have you ever noticed how every time you start a campfire, or a fire in your fireplace, it burns out? How about this? I’ll bet you’ve noticed how every time you put gas in your car the gas gauge still ends up going toward empty. Right? And how could you possibly not notice how every time you buy groceries, you run out? That’s something I bet you’re keenly aware of right now.
The point is, energy, whether it’s fire, gas, or food always gets consumed. You might say it goes from hot to cold. (Ok, maybe you wouldn’t say it. But I would…and did.)
“But what’s that got to do with the beginning of everything, Tony?”
If the universe had always been here, everything in it would now be the same temperature. Including you and me, by the way. And guess what? This might shock you to find out. But scientists, at least the ones with brains, all agree that temperatures all around the world and universe are different.
And that’s hot proof the universe is not infinitely old.
So guess what that means? OK, I won’t make you guess. It means the universe had a beginning. And as much as so many people hate to hear this, it means the universe had a Creator. (collective “gasp!”) You’ve probably heard of Him. God.
“But if everything had a beginning, who created God, Tony?!”
Do I really have to splain it to you? OK. It’s simple. God is not a thing. He’s spirit. Eternal spirit. And yes, it’s difficult for us finite beings to wrap our minds around the concept of no beginning. But God has always been.
And I’m glad to know He’s always there and has always been there.
You can ignore thermodynamics if you prefer. But that’s not gonna help you in the long run. And the long run, or the long game as some like to say, is where you should focus. This world will end. Your body will end. All the available current energy will end.
But God’s love and life will never end. And He freely offers it to anyone who will ask.
The beginning of life and the end of pain
Are found in the same bright place.
You should really prepare to get right with God.
You will meet Him face to face.
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