We all know the verse, or should, “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) There has been a continually attempt to find the smallest particle in existence—sub atomic particles whether it is a quark, boson, fermion, photon, gluon, etc. Bosons with the same energy can occupy the same place in space. All of these particles remind us of relative verses of Scripture.
Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. The word consist is a Greek word meaning to set together, to exhibit, to stand near, to constitute, make, and stand (with). Of course, Paul is writing of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Col. 1:12) Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: (13) Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: (14) In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (15) Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
(:16) 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: (17) And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (18) And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
From the subatomic particles, we find gluon acting in much the same way as Christ does in the spiritual realm. Gluons act as the exchange particles for the strong force between quarks, analogous to the exchange of photons in the electromagnetic force between two charged particles. In layman terms, they “glue” quarks together, forming protons and neutrons.
Saints are in the light—translated into Christ’s kingdom. That’s much like saying, “beam me up, Father.” Light is energy. The saints are in a kingdom of energy in Christ.
The red blood of Christ seems to also have a parallel in the photons and their liberty in red light. Red light photon massagers are available and are supposed to have rejuvenating properties. Of course, by the blood of Christ, the believing sinner is forgiven; this is inner healing, therapy, rejuvenation. Scripturally, it is regeneration.
Well, there is so much in these parallels that we could study it forever. Here are a few more of my observations. Faith is a fundamental particle of the spiritual just as the quark is considered an elementary particle of the material universe although unseen or subatomic. Listen to God’s Word in Hebrews 11:1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Saints are in Christ or in the light, a place of great liberty and energy. They also have the unseen subatomic, so-to-speak force of faith. I know little about the beliefs of some movie writers who speak of “The Force,” but it is apparent that they believe in an unseen power. This unseen power spiritually is ‘faith.’ If we could have faith the size of a mustard seed, we could move a mountain. (Matthew 21:21) The Scripture is not saying the size of our faith is minimal. He is saying that there are tons of this invisible power in something very small. Our faith is the victory that overcomes the world, John says in I John 5:4. That is a very powerful unseen force.
Christ, light, the blood of Christ, and faith are the unseen particles, if I may say so with great respect unto Christ, of the spiritual atom (Adam, play on words, Christ is called the second or last Adam, meaning that the first one was faulty). However, there is another particle of the subatomic nature of believers—wisdom.
(Prov. 8:21-31) That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures. 22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
What we cannot see is much more powerful than what we can see. Trust in God, the all-powerful, all-knowing, One who has provided redemption for fallen mankind.