The Center of the Universe

At an indeterminate point in a relatively distant past in what we can call null space there was an infinitesimally minute, invisible, pregnant dot. In it was contained every particle that has ever been, is, and ever will be of the matter that today makes up our universe.

At a time referred to by scientists as T=0, this pregnant dot began to expand in all directions at a rate so mind-bogglingly fast that in a fraction of a fraction of a second it was hundreds of thousands of light years across and exponentially heading faster and faster toward infinity.

Today, we don’t know too much about the mysteries hidden within the crevices of outer space, but we do know that it continues to expand, continually, constantly and forever. Meaning what? That the universe has no end. It is not a lot of stars and planets and floating matter clothed in darkness “hanging” in some “closet” called space. You cannot, no matter how many googles of light years you travel, somehow make it to the end and “peak” through the curtains to see what’s in the great beyond.

So, now that you are thinking about the extreme and utter unendingness of the universe we so egocentrically call our own, let me push your mind just a little further. Do you realize that, though it may have no end, the universe does have a center and absolute focal point?

There is one thing which is the center, meaning, and reality of the universe.

Maybe you’d think that I, like the non-scientists of yesteryear would consider the earth as the holding center of the universe. Or maybe you’d consider me to be more anthropocentric; but, let me declare to you that man, himself, alone is but an empty vessel, his life devoid of meaning, his labor and work but a vanity of vanities and a chasing after wind.

What, then, is the center of the universe?

It is our human spirit.

Zechariah 12:1 states, “Thus declares Jehovah who stretches forth the heavens, lays the foundations of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him.”

Our human spirit is the meeting point between God and man. It is the point of contact. It is the way to not only touch and know God but also to receive and contain Him.

It is through man’s contacting and receiving God by the exercise of his human spirit that man, the clay vessel becomes a clay vessel containing a marvelous, precious, invaluable treasure. This gives man’s life meaning and what’s more this gives meaning to the entire, expansive universe.

Man was created to contain and express God, to express Him in all His divine attributes, particularly in His love, light, holiness, and righteousness but also in all those that derive from them among them: kindness, justice, tenderness, responsibility, sympathy, empathy, joy, magnanimity, forbearance, fineness, longsuffering…the list has the potential of being as long as the universe is big. This kind of man is the expression of God, the testimony of God to his fellow-man, to all of creation, to the principalities and powers in the spiritual realm, and to the entire universe. Such a man gives God the standing to declare to the far reaches of the universe His wisdom, sovereignty, and greatness.