The universe was created by the word of God.
What is seen was made out of things that are invisible.
~Hebrew 11:13

Sitting outside this afternoon, I let my mind drift away from work and onto the mysteries of life; how little I know about the complexities that make up our universe.

“God, What’s an atom?” I asked.

“He was the first man I made,” God answered.

“Not Adam! An atom,” I spoke slowly, emphasizing the “t”.

“Just kidding with you,” God chuckled. “Atoms are the building blocks of everything.”

“I know, but what are they really? They have more empty space than they do matter,” I said.

“That’s true,” God said. “The empty space is possibility.”

“For what?”

“For creation,” God said quietly.

“I’m not sure I understand.”

“You don’t have to. Atoms work perfectly, whether anyone understands them or not. You only need to understand that possibility resides in emptiness. Make space in your life and in your heart and soul. Clear a space for new things to generate,” God said.

“How do I do that?” I asked.

“Start by banishing busyness from your day,” He explained. “And learn to let go.”

“Of what?” I asked.

“Whatever stops you from seeing me in everything. Whatever stops you from relying on me.” Embarrassed, I felt the blood rush to my cheek, for I knew I’d been guilty of being busy the past few days, relying on my ego and willpower to lead the way. “It’s in the emptiness that you’ll find the answers that you’re looking for,” God said gently.

“You mean that “be still and know that I am God” message you often remind me of?”

“Exactly. The empty space in an atom knows me,” God whispered.

“Now I’m even more curious about them!” I laughed.

“Curiosity is a good thing, Sparrow,” God replied. “Let’s go take a walk through the woods before you go back to work, and I’ll show you things that will make you even more curious about my creation.

“Let me get my hiking boots,” I answered, and trotted off to find them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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