World scheduled to end today. News at 11.

So you’ve probably heard of the Large Hadron Collider that’s being turned on today.There are a group of people who are worried that the LHC will somehow manage to destroy the earth. Ok everybody, all together now, to the tune of the Eastenders theme: “Everyone is gonna die; we’re all gonna be killed in a variety of different ways”. (Apologies to Bill Bailey).

I’m not worried about the LHC – not just because the chances of the LHC actually doing something to destroy the earth are minute.

I read this passage this morning which actually seems to sum it up quite nicely:

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. — Colossians 1:15-17

God is the one who holds all things together. The universe isn’t going to end unless he says so. And, we know what that means – Paul said, “For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). If the LHC does cause the end of the world, it will be God’s appointed time and I don’t have anything to fear.

Aaaanyway, I’ll stop rambling on about it… just something that struck me this morning!