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Something Missing

October 14, 2012 by  
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Have you ever worked and worked putting an intricate  puzzle together only to find at the end there was a piece missing? Our children  used to love puzzles and a missing piece was always quite a frustrating feeling!  I was reminded of this last Sunday as Benny and I ate lunch after church with  our son David. He and his Dad have a lot in common and usually carry the  conversation between themselves. Soon they became very engrossed in talking  about some news from the science community. Seems the great physics minds of the  world were disappointed last week. You may have heard about it. I had not.  That’s not really the kind of news I normally follow. But it seems my men do! I  pretty much sat there in silence soaking up all the knowledge they had of this  news and wondering why in the world I had never even heard of it!

The news was that last week the scientific community  gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, hoping to be told that the last “missing piece”  of the universe had been found. I sat spellbound as I listened to David and  Benny talk about this giant particle accelerator where “stuff” is sent at almost  the speed of light in a huge underground tunnel in the UK. All this “stuff”  collides with each other and it broken down into smaller particles. Oh it goes  on and on but my mind is not scientific enough to either explain or retain all  the information! To find out more, click HERE. This is what  they’re looking for in a nutshell: It’s what makes  “mass”…or basically what holds things together…and is called the Higgs Boson  or sometimes the “God-particle”.
We all commented on how interesting it is that the  nickname for the Higgs Boson particle is the “God-particle”. I like that.  Because what better name for the particle that holds everything together? We  were reminded of the verses in Colossians 1:16-17 that say: “For by him were  all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and  invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:  all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by  him all things consist.”
Thousands of people wait on the edge of their seats to see  if this “God-particle” will be found in their lifetime. I am pretty sure there  are thousands upon thousands more who are searching for a different  “God-particle” and don’t even know it! I did for many years! I was born into a  Christian family, was in a Baptist church three times a week at least and still  grew up searching for something that was missing in my life. Something that  would be the “mass” in my life. Something that would hold it together. And in  September of 1978 I found what I was looking for. A personal relationship with  Jesus Christ.
A couple of Sundays ago all our family went to see our two  grandchildren sing in the children’s program at their church. Six year  old Leah had a solo part in one of the songs. Her part went like this: “If  you seek this baby Jesus…Seek the Lord with all your might…You will find  Him, like the shepherds did…As they searched for Him one starry night!”  What a truth she sang. The Scriptures echo this promise in Jeremiah  29:13…”And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with  all your heart.”
I’m sorry that the scientific community was disappointed  with the incomplete results from the European Organization for Nuclear Research  . As God-Seekers we won’t be disappointed !
Marilyn is a wife,  homemaker, mother of three and grandmother of two.  She home schooled her children from  kindergarten through twelfth grade beginning in the early 1980’s when  homeschooling was not very much an “accepted” way of education by the world’s  standards. And now all of her children  are very sucessful, well-adjusted adults. Marilyn and her  husband are active members in church where she teaches the ladies Sunday school  class and plays the keyboard for worship services. Her husband drives the church  van for the bus/children’s ministry there.  Marilyn also volunteers once a week at a local crisis pregnancy center. She has a blog called “Walking in  Truth” where she shares her writings.

Many of her articles have  been published in a Christian  statewide newspaper called “The Church News”, in the “Communicator”…a  publication of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church,  in the online magazine “JournEzine”, and  in Guideposts magazine.  Marilyn  wants to someday be able to publish a book.  Her reason for writing is to hopefully  share something that would inspire her readers to look to God for their every  hope, need and desire.

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