10/4/19: Colossians 1:1-17; Psalm 76:1-12; Proverbs 24:21-22

In science class you probably learned that atoms are made of neutrons and protons (located in the nucleus) with electrons circling around this nucleus.  For decades scientist theorized that the neutron and proton were the “smallest particles.”

Well, advances in sub-atomic physics have demonstrated that neutrons and protons are composed of even smaller particles called “quarks.”   And that quarks are “held together” by other particles named (believe it or not) gluons.   So, it is “gluon” that holds the atoms and ultimately all material together.

Why this particle physics lesson?  While “gluon” is theorized to hold physical material together today’s reading explains that there is an eternal and even stronger source of this force — the Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.