Thursday, June 21, 2007

Whom Shall I Trust?

"It may come as a surprise to many people, but 95% of what makes up the universe is still a mystery to scientists."
That's a quote from an article I was reading at physicsweb.org about dark energy, the unseen force that is causing the universe to seemingly expand much faster than scientists believe it should. My brother shared a related article with us recently which sparked my interest. I love it when the science world is shaken up, where they suddenly realize they may not have it all figured out.

It really does all come down to where our trust is placed. When facing questions that arise in friendships, marriage, parenting, worldview, politics, religion, work, etc., our conclusions are based on WHOM SHALL I TRUST?

You know, no matter what conclusions modern science comes up with, I'm glad that my trust is placed in Jesus Christ. I've not seen a better place to stand.

8 comments:

  1. You are so right! I'm so glad that I've placed my trust in "the One" who is overwhelmingly trustworthy.

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  2. Laura;
    Good to see you back in the cyber world.
    It is amazing how over and over again we hear from the Science world about what they "know". After reading the article Keith shared, I thought, wow there really isn't much in life we can KNOW for certain. Almost everything is based on trust, everyone must choose to place their trust is something. I agree with you and Kayla, I choose to place my trust in Jesus. It's good to be on this journey with such fine ladies.

    PS we so enjoyed your girls tonight. What fun we all had.

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  3. Thanks so much for inviting us! I'm just sorry Curt and I couldn't come. : (
    The girls had a delightful time! Curt's still trying to finish an estate plan and a Prairie Farmer article! He looks like he's about asleep, but he's typing away. Hopefully, the plan works. ; )
    Dorinda and I got a second coat of paint on the nursery and the first coat in the ladies' room.
    Did you see the picture at the bottom of my blog? You'll get a kick out of it, I think.

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  4. My goodness...a whole new look...i like it!:) good thoughts..and I agree that there really are no "answers" apart from our foundation...maybe some things aren't supposed to have answers...hmm, a whole new blog...

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  5. From teaching science for a while, I know that one of science's cornerstones is that nothing is ever "proven", we simply have evidence to support or falsify a claim. In other words, we really can't "know" anything. What a shaky foundation. It is an incredible thing to build one's life on things that are knowable and have been proven time after time. Yes, we must have faith, but we also have a Heavenly Father who is consistently trustworthy and has proven Himself to be so.

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  6. It's good to hear from each of you gals! My faith is always enriched by the faith of others.

    Sonja, talking about our Heavenly Father who is trustworthy, as I get older and look back over my life, I recall circumstances that appear miraculous from this distance. At the time, I didn't realize how desperately I needed a loving Heavenly Father to protect me, but now I look back and stand in awe, believing He very likely did take specific measures to "spread His wings" over me! I marvel at His apparent care and protection, especially during those university years. I'm sure you and others have that same realization as you look back over your life.
    His love is overwhelming, isn't it?

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  7. In response to Kimber's comment, I had an immediate memory of a Foundations of Faith verse (Dr. Brown class at H.S.), regarding the fact that some things God just keeps hidden for His own purposes. I went digging for it, thinking it was Deut. 33:33, but there's no such thing. I had to call Nate for help! It is DEUTERONOMY 29:29!

    Ring the bell anyone??

    Laura, I like the new look! And echo with you all that serving One who is trustworthy makes life worth living!

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