Metaxas quotes Oxford professor Dr. John Lennox who said that “the more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator gains in credibility as the best explanation of why we are here.”
Foreshadowing modern science, our rabbis spoke of an Intelligent Designer who created a unique universe capable of hosting human life. Rabbi Yehoshua ben Abin expressed in a midrash (Bereshit Rabbah 6:6) that we owe gratitude to the Creator for fine-tuning the conditions of habitability of our planet.
As Jews, we perceive God as the Creator of the heavens and the earth as well as the One who continuously supervises and orchestrates the direction of history intelligently, purposefully, and meaningfully.
John Lennox and Eric Metaxas give me hope that recognition of a Cosmic Designer is becoming more widespread – that it is actually becoming easier to encounter the God of Creation. The new Exodus movie suggests, though, that many are still finding it at least somewhat challenging to recognize the Creator of the Universe as the God of History. More time might be necessary, but we are getting there.