Rejoicing in the works of God

For the Lesson titled “God the Only Cause and Creator” from December 2 - 8, 2013

Johannes Kepler, a brilliant 17th century astronomer, discovered laws of planetary motion that helped propel the scientific revolution. He’s been called the father of physical astronomy, but his lifework was permeated with a deeply held conviction that God is the creator of the universe. In a notebook he wrote, “I give you thanks, Creator and God, that you have given me this joy in thy creation, and I rejoice in the works of your hand” (Nancy R. Pearcey and Charles B. Thaxton, The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy, p. 23). Kepler’s praise of God is echoed in this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson titled “God the Only Cause and Creator.”

Mary Baker Eddy was also a profound thinker who praised God. Her discovery of spiritual laws, which she named Christian Science, was revolutionary because she understood that matter and evil have no place in creation. “God,” she wrote, “is All-in-all.... 

“He is divine Principle, Love, the universal cause, the only creator, and there is no other self-existence” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 331, citation 1). 

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