“I believe in God- who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of the universe.” Albert Einstein
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him 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. Colossians 1:15-17
This famous formula put forth by Albert Einstein literally changed the world. Many other physicists and chemists did amazing work on nuclear physics, (among them, female physicist Lise Meitner, who I think was never given her due), but Einstein’s formula caught our collective attention.
Maybe because in one formula, he seems to have lifted the veil of the secrets of the universe. By recognizing that matter and energy are the same thing and interchangeable, he seemed to get a behind the scenes picture of God’s creation. Then he was able to convey that in this simple equation. Of course, the formula is not simple in its depth, but it conveys so much in such a little space.
I do not know much about Einstein’s personal relationship with his creator. I do think that he came to know that this masterful creation was splendid and awesome, and well beyond even his magnificent mind.
In the book of Colossians, Paul makes a profound statement about the Son being the creator of all things visible and invisible. He is also the energy holding it all together. Matter and energy are interchangeable, and Paul, not knowing the science of this, spoke the spiritual truth of it long before Einstein gave the science of it.
Prayer: We live in an amazing world that God has created, and we see that his truths are everlasting, Amen