Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of posts based on the longer essay, One Life Divine. Unlike the original essay, these individual installments are illustrated. They are as follows:
- Escape To Reality
- Reality is One
- Reality is Intelligent
- The Manifold Appearance of Reality
- A Body You Have Prepared For Me
- Hidden In Plain Sight
- Jesus Is Calling…
- Reconciled To God
Reality is Intelligent. Reality is intelligent inasmuch as it is both Conscious and Creative. In Christian terms, Christ, who is One with the Father, is also portrayed as the Divine Intelligence (Gk. Logos) through which the power of God is manifest in Creation:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1-3 KJ 2000).
In these last days [God] has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word (Hebrews 1:1-3).
This is consistent with the oft quoted Psalm which also emphasizes the revelatory nature of creation:
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world (Psalms 19:1-4 KJ2000).
Thus, Reality is Intelligent — Conscious and Creative. And this Self-Aware, Creative Intelligence reveals itself, through its own activity, to be both the source of all things and to be supremely worthy of our love.