Friday, June 12, 2015

The Point

Jesus answered, 
“I am the way and the truth and the life. 
No one comes to the Father except through me. 
If you really know me, you will know my Father as well.
 From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
John 14:6-7 (NIV)

I tried reading Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. Tried, I suppose, is the operative word. I think I'd had just enough physics to get myself in trouble in wrapping my mind around what he wrote. Ya know what I mean? Just enough to feel like I was on the verge of a great and powerful understanding.

But I finally stopped. Reading, I mean. The man really is genius; I'm not. At least, not in the same way. And I guess that's the point of this writing, this post. See, there was one concept he wrote about, he actually drew a picture of - and that was the possibility of multiple universes. Which I kind of like. What he drew, to explain the concept, was something that reminded me of two funnels, one placed on top of the other, mirroring each other, with the funnel parts touching. And actually, they weren't exactly funnels because instead of tubes, they ended in points. So the points of the funnels touched.

And at that intersection, he envisioned us. The funnels were like all of the possibilities of all of the universes in the future (picture the funnel on top here), and all of the possibilities of all of the universes from the past (picture the funnel on the bottom). We stand at the intersection. The actual, only possible point in the now. Present tense, emphasis on possible. He used some calculus stuff too - calling it the sum of histories. Calculus is that branch of math that calculates possibilities and makes them handle-able and quantifiable.

The world. See, I picture our world at the point of all of these possibilities, past and future. There is nothing we can do to change the past, that funnel is closed. But there are an infinite number of choices to the future. I want right choices to be made. In the nexus, in the now.

God. I picture our God into this model. He surrounds it, infuses it, because He is not limited to a single point. But his plan, his great, good plan guides us to a single point. That point between infinite futures and infinite pasts is Jesus. He is the Way. He is the Truth. He is the Life.

Linking with Five-Minute Friday

*** Five-Minute Friday is a free-write based on a prompt word. The time limit is five minutes which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.
Just write.


  1. I've never tried to read Stephen Hawking's work, so kudos to you for giving it the effort. In my opinion, the best writer who was also a physicist, is Richard Feynman. He wrote well for the layperson. But to the best of my recollection he also was not a believer. Man's wisdom/genius is foolishness to God. Without the Way, you have nothing.

    1. It sometimes amazes me that scientists don't believe in God-I always see everything point to Him. It's funny you should mention man's wisdom/genius...sometimes I envision God watchin our best 'minds' in a kindly, grandparent-ish, watching-toddlers-build-with-blocks kind of way. Yes, there isn't even a point in comparing our intellect with His. Which leaves me awestruck again. He LOVES us. He CHOSE us. Even the unbelievers - I know, because I was one. Thank you for the reference to Richard Feynman. I will look him up. I'm glad you could visit today, Have a great weekend.


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