Bible and Theology
A Thoughtful Plan
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Dec 19, 2017
If God Is In Control, Why Is My Life Such a Mess?

FOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT

Scientists have made new discoveries about God's creative nature over the last few years that reveal the awesome power and expanse of His abilities and genius. They theorize that there is not just one universe but multiple universes. Venus is a mere 25 million miles away from the Earth, while Neptune is at least 2.7 billion miles away. Our sun is so large that 1.3 million Earths would be needed to fill it, yet it is only a medium-sized star.

Jesus' glorious yet humble birth and all the events surrounding it were not random, but a thoughtfully-laid plan.

The nearest galaxy to our galaxy the Milky Way—the Canis Major dwarf galaxy—is 25,000 light years away, meaning that if you traveled at the speed of light (almost 3 million miles per second), you would reach it in 25,000 years. These universes and stellar wonders have always existed, but scientists are just now discovering many of them.

God, however, has always known of these wonders and their intricate balance because He created them and set them all in perfect motion. The billions of newly discovered stars and planets that lay hidden from scientists for centuries are not new to God. He has been waiting for science to catch up.

Isaiah 7:14 states, "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel." God inspired Isaiah to write these prophetic words 700 years before the birth of Christ. Just as He set the universes in motion, He set His plan for salvation in motion thousands of years before Mary and Joseph made their historic trip to Bethlehem.

Jesus' glorious yet humble birth and all the events surrounding it were not random, but a thoughtfully-laid plan that unfolded in perfect detail as prophesied. God wants us to understand that the baby in the manger was none other than God of very God.

Prayer: God, thank You for Your thoughtful plan to send Your Son to earth so that we might be saved. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel" (Isaiah 7:14).