12/09/2018 — Romans Chapters 8- 10
You probably remember from a science class that if you push two magnets toward each other with the “north” ends facing one another the “north” ends will push the magnets apart.
Well, in quantum physics the atom is compose of hundred of positively charged protons. Due to this same charge the protons should push each other apart & the atom should disintegrate (not a very good thing.) But the protons do not repel one anther. This is due to a force called the “strong nuclear force” which is so incredibly overpowering it overcomes the repulsion of the protons & holds the atoms (and everything else) together. (no kidding – particle physicists named one component of the strong nuclear force a “gluon.“)
But even as powerful as the strong nuclear force is, it can be overcome through radioactive decay. And parts of the the atom will be separated from one another.
So, why this seemingly random discussion of quantum physics in a Bible blog? I marvel, I am awestruck, and I am humbled by the relationship Paul describes between the Almighty God and believers in the following passage:
Romans 8: 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
And at times I am moved to tears when I read these inspired words …