I am a questioner — always have been. I want to know how things work. I want to know what holds the planets in orbit. What keeps the sun from burning out? Why is earth the only planet in our universe that can sustain life? Is there anything smaller than the quark? (Smallest particle known) Who really shot John Kennedy? Are Zebras white with black stripes or visa-versa?

I want to know why bad things happen to good people, and why do bad people prosper? (I know, it works the other way round, too) Why do some folks seem naturally happy and positive and others the opposite? Why are there so much greed and corruption and lack of compassion in the world? Why ___? (fill in the blank)

By now you probably see that many questions have no logical answers. The simplest answer: “Because that’s the way God planned it.” And for believers in Jesus, that should be all the answer we need. We do not need to understand everything God does and the way He does them. That is what faith is for.

Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” The stronger our faith in the sovereignty of God and His perfect plan for mankind, the less we will need to question things we cannot understand. There are scientific answers to many questions, but in the final analysis, it is God that creates and controls everything. What holds the planets in their orbits? God. What keeps the sun from burning out? God. So it goes with any question about the ways and whys of the universe, mankind and all else. Mysteries are non-mysterious if we believe that God is in control. It is good to know that there are people who conduct research to broaden our knowledge of form and function. They help prove how powerful and wonderful our God is. But when the questions can’t be answered, God is the answer.

Years ago an atom-smasher (superconducting super collider) was partially constructed near Waxahachie. The intent was to try and break down the atom to its smallest particle. (Construction started in 1988 — a 2 billion dollar project that never ran. Government funding was halted and it never operated.) The hope of the scientists with this smasher was to find the mysterious Higgs-boson particle. You know what they nick-named the Higgs-boson particle? The “God-particle”. One author said, “The Higgs-boson theory was born in 1964, and we still haven’t been able to carry out the experiment to test that theory in the last 45 years. I’m beginning to think that God doesn’t want his particle to be found.”

I like this guy. When they began construction on the super collider, I wrote a song that I entitled “God Stuff.” The song concluded:

“They build atom smashers to break it all down

But the smaller they get, the more they’ve found

That the One that holds it all together doesn’t care about size

It’s all God stuff.”

I love that at least a few scientists called the unfindable particle the “God Particle.”

In the final analysis, when we finally understand God’s marvelous wonders, we will see that it always has been and always will be God Stuff. Let us save ourselves a lot of grief — believe it NOW!

—Dr. Sam Smith is the organizer of Butterfly Ministries and can be reached at ssmithkate@aol.com.