I wonder if God has to expend any actual effort in doing things.
Take, for example, the Big Bang. Lately, I’ve been contemplating that the Big Bang was God’s extreme effort in creating a universe out of nothing. It was the crossover between spirit and matter. It must have taken some work and planning, even by the supreme being.
I’ve been reading, in my own stupid layman’s manner, some research into the Big Bang. It’s now widely accepted as the truth, and they’re getting better and better at shaving tiny fractions of a second from the first instant of creation–working out what the temperature was at 0.00000000000000001 seconds (or something), calculating when the elements were created, and postulating when the first tiny quarks and anti-photons (or something) got their legs, after the Bang. One thing they can never explain is why there had to be a Big Bang, or what existed at that moment they call “zero point”.
Scientists spend a career on this. Good luck to them. I couldn’t do it (not smart enough).
Back to the main point: I wonder if a spiritual being can create matter on a whim, or if it requires a concentration of energy. If so, how much intensity of concentration is necessary to create a universe? Does a spirit even contain the requisite energy to create matter?
Sometimes, in a moment of reflection, I wonder if God was surprised in those first moments. I wonder if he looked and thought, “Wow. I just created matter by thinking about it.” (It’s a nice thought.)
At the end of it all, I wonder if God just “had an idea” or if he worked on it for eons before making it explode in a big…bang.