He Was Ignorant (Psalm 111:2-3)
Jules Depiere

“All we have to do is stop and look around us to realize what the psalmist wanted to express by his words,” wrote a servant of the Lord one day.

“For the one who wants to take the time to stop before creation’s wonders just for one instant while the world rushes on: to examine the beauty of a flower, the workings of the human body, the precision of the cosmos: there can be no doubt, behind all of this there is an all-powerful Person, there is the Creator God.” And to report this declaration of François-Marie Arouet, called Voltaire, who, one day, contemplating the universe was constrained to cry out: “The world confounds me and I cannot imagine that such a clock may exist without a clock-maker…” God reveals himself in his word.

But what Voltaire didn’t know, or didn’t want to know, is that the clock-maker who created this admirable clock that we call the universe, did not create it in order to forget about it. What Voltaire didn’t know, he who declared one day, “The more men are enlightened, the freer they will be,” is that God, in creating men, wanted them to be free and intelligent because he wanted to enter into a personal relationship with them through Jesus Christ.

Was it not he who said to us, “I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is reliable, and what I have heard from him I tell the world… I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence… for I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.” (John 8:26, 8:38,12:49-50)

“Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder

Consider all the worlds thy hands have made;

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee,

How great thou art, how great thou art!”