The Bible and Science – Water #2

Psalm 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

As I have pondered the water molecule and how it could represent God I realized that I have a problem.  Yes, I will try to show that He gave us a tiny picture of His greatness in a drop of water.  The problem is how to adequately illustrate the Creator with part of His creation.  No matter how good the model, it will never completely reveal the Triune God and His attributes.  C.S. Lewis in “Horrid Red Things” (a chapter in Miracles) talks about the metaphorical nature of language being inadequate to describe God unless we make it “more polysyllabic and duller.”  My hope with this devotional, as with all of my writing, is that Jesus will be revealed and that His glory will be seen through His handiwork.

The structure of this necessary molecule is one oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms.  If this ratio is changed you would have useful compounds but they would not be water.  The atomic number (amount of protons) for oxygen is eight and hydrogen is one so the total is ten.  These three atoms resemble the diagram with oxygen being the largest.Screen Shot 2013-07-30 at 8.54.53 PM

I have thought long and hard before writing this and I don’t want to challenge anyone’s concept of the Trinity but I feel this picture is acceptable because the Father will be the oxygen and Jesus and the Holy Spirit are the hydrogens.

∞Father, help us to see You and be able to share Your glory with the people we meet.

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