The tinny ant said to the man, “to understand us you must become one of us.” The man replied, “That is impossible and it is beyond our ability.” “That is strange,” countered the ant. “You can fly to the moon and explain how the world came into being. You used natural phenomena, like wind and earthquakes, to account for Noah’s flood and the Exodus. Yet, you cannot communicate with us? In reality, you humans are as limited in your world as we ants are in ours. There is no difference between your human hill and our anthill, is there?”
This is childish and silly. Is it, if we compare ourselves with “The One” that brought this universe and everything in it into being by His Command (Genesis 1-2)? Then in spite of the negative forces that try violently to disrupt and destroy the system, it keeps running. Whoever is behind it and is sustaining it, is simply beyond man’s ability to comprehend. How can a little dust or ashes with a little breath apprehend the enormity and vastness of God? There is no impossibility with God because He is incomprehensible to us without faith. The attempt to explain Moses’ miracles or Jesus’ Birth and Jesus’ Miracles scientifically, via natural phenomena, is ludicrous. We are not dealing with a limited Being; rather, He is dealing with us. And He wants us to believe that He is (Exodus 3:14). God has revealed Himself sufficiently to us (Hebrews 1:1-4).
The writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews excelled in the Greek language but also in groping with the incomprehensibility of knowing God. He came to one conclusion only. And this is what he wrote, “By faith we understand that the worlds came into being when God spoke; thus what we see has not come from what is visible” (Hebrews 11:3). And again, “Without faith we are not able to please Him; for he that approaches God must believe that He is and He rewards those that seek (believe) Him” (Hebrews 11:6).
The God I am asked to believe in has made things out of nothing, He put a stick in Moses’ hands that performed miracles and He used a virgin to give us Jesus the Savior. It should trouble us when man uses violent natural eruptions to explain God’s activity. Now, if God is good and is resting, then who is causing chaos? Who invaded paradise and landed in this world? Just like the ant blames man for crushing its head and life, so are we foolishly accuse God of our misfortunes. It is not God that is toying with us but His enemy. We are facing the powers of this dark world and the evil forces of the invisible world (Ephesians 6:12).