I believe God is the “first cause” in the universe. Not, He got it started and then evolution took over. I believe Hebrews 11:3 “By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.” The concept is God is so amazingly powerful that He spoke and the universe came to be. I believe it came to be as a mature universe. That means, Adam was an adult not a baby. The light from stars though light years away was already visible here. If this is the case, then God has more energy and power than the universe because the cause is greater than the effect.
I work in the energy world and I started pondering Big Bend Power Plant, which everyone in our area has seen. It only has the capacity to generate 1,700 megawatts of electricity. That is enough to power roughly 500,000 homes or so. The idea hit me, if I could run one high voltage line from Big Bend to my home’s electric panel carrying all 1,700 megawatts; my house would explode. It couldn’t handle that much power. So, the electric company has to run that power through substations, and transformers and use all kinds of means to reduce it so it is usable by one little household. Just as a side note, our sun, gives off 384 billion, billion megawatts continually. The earth only receives a small fraction of that energy or the planet would incinerate.
1 Timothy 2:5 says, “For there is one God and one mediator (go between) who can reconcile (connect) God and humanity-The man Christ Jesus. He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone.” Jesus is like the “power reducer” we need to be able to connect to all God’s power. No person can see God the Father and live! Too much power; too much glory! So, God the Son went through a massive transformation to throttle back the power and glory of God so we could know Him and plug into all that power without dying!
The Father has more power than our sun, or any sun for that matter. Jesus became like household current, so weak, small humans could plug-in and have a useable power source that is from the main supply that is unlimited. So Jesus could say, as long as you are connected to me you will make an eternal difference but without me, basically, you are a speck of dust on a speck of dust hurtling through a massive universe. Paul could write, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength (power).
I’m thinking staying plugged in is the way to live.