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You Are Not An Accident

Scientists have spent decades trying to explain the origin of life. Some suggest that life began as a result of a lightning strike, others that life began as a result of a molecular reaction, and others think life did not begin on Earth at all, but that we were brought here from another planet.

But in every scientific theory, there comes a point where the world’s best minds can’t explain everything. Even well-accepted scientific theories require a leap of faith, which is why they are theories. Theories, by definition, include speculation, conjecture and hypotheticals.

In all of our effort to explain the world through science, we can miss the simplest, most logical explanation around: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...” (Genesis 1:1).

The only explanation for a world so precisely tied together is a Divine Creator. We were not an accident or chain reaction. We were made on purpose, for a purpose, and with a purpose.

Colossians 1:16-17 says that “in [Jesus] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

What we believe about our origins matters because it affects how we see ourselves and the world around us. If Jesus created everything, visible and invisible, no problem we face is greater than Him. He knows every detail about our lives and promises to give us wisdom about what to do.

Jesus is worthy of faith and trust for many reasons, but not the least of which is that He knows how to approach life better than anyone else. After all, He created it.


  • When’s the last time you spent time thinking about what you believe and why?
  • How does the fact that God created the world change your perspective on your life? Your job? Your relationships?

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