Back before TV, the Internet, and iPods, picture puzzles were popular. Private homes would have a table with hundreds of jig-sawed pieces. Family members would sit down, search out pieces that fit together, recognize an eye, a flower, a bit of cloud, until at last the complete picture, a reproduction of a Rembrant or a DaVinci, perhaps, was revealed.
Life is like an infinite picture puzzle with the Puzzle Master as the greatest of all mysteries. Each of us, and all that surrounds us is part of it, from a grain of sand to the most distant galaxy, pieces so numberless that solving it seems out of the question.
Yet modern scientists have identified many of the pieces, and are certain that when enough are assembled in just the right way, life, which is inherent in the universe, will flow in. Considering the swift pace of modern technology, it takes a determined mind to say that scientists will never succeed, and another to deny the concept of a Puzzle Master.
Two of the greatest scientists of all time, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, who unlocked some of the deepest secrets, believed in the Puzzle Master, and would have felt inexpressible joy at the prospect of what scientists are about to reveal. To them, it would have magnified the glory of the Puzzle Master.
Adam bit into fruit that grew from the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” (Genesis 2:9). Many wish they could unbite the apple and return to Eden. These may fear this new knowledge. They have a right to clamp shut their minds, just as I have a right to open mine and celebrate this next step in the long march out of ignorance and savagery.