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8:17 AM Thu, Nov. 15th

Faith Column: How can you help God as he continues to create?

I'm not sure why but I got to thinking about creation theories the other day.

And although I know very little about the arguments I have heard of the Big Bang (universe expanded from a hot, dense condition), Evolution (organisms change from one generation to the next), Creationism (God or other deity creates "out of nothing" or brings order to already existing chaos), and most recently, the Hadron Particle Collider.

The best way I can describe the Hadron process is a Graviton, which is a subatomic particle which has no mass (no weight) and spins in opposite directions, comes in contact with other particles through magnetic forces - a huge collision takes place that results in a "big bang type" reaction.

This process is what scientists in Switzerland are trying to recreate - in other words, they are trying to recreate the initial moment of creation. (I think this is the theory ... it's all very confusing for my unscientific mind).

The Bible simply says that God "said the word," so to speak, and creation came into existence (see Genesis, chapters 1 and 2). And for many people, God's Word is enough - they don't need any more wild and crazy theories! (I think this is by far the easiest "theory" to believe and understand.)

So what about God's creative work? Is God still in the process of creating? Is God still creating you?

Most people I know will tell you: "God's not done with me yet!" And they simply mean that God is still creating them and teaching them about the person God wants them to be. What's our role?

Our role is to trust that God knows what He is doing, and to fully participate in His creative work - ask yourself today: "How can I help God as he continues to create me?"

I'll see you in church, the grocery store, on Badger Trail, working out at the gym or around town.

You can e-mail Pastor Michael by visiting www.stjohnsumc.com.