“And there shall be no more curse … ‘ for the former things have passed away.’”
— Revelation 22:3, 21:4
When Christ came to earth, He began reversing the effects of the Curse that resulted from Adam and Eve’s sin in the Garden of Eden. This restoration process, which will only be complete in Heaven, includes the development of science.
Have you ever thought of it that way? Most people don’t. After all, the tenets of science and those of Christianity often seem at odds in today’s world. But modern science has Christian origins. Not only did science arise in a Christian culture, but all of the major founders of the different branches of science were Christians, some of them very devout. Great scientists who were committed Christians include Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Louis Pasteur, Blaise Pascal, Joseph Lister, Michael Faraday, and Lord Kelvin, to name just a few. We need to recognize the link between their Christian worldview and their pioneering discoveries. Science, said Kepler, the great astronomer, was “thinking God’s thoughts after Him.”
Science has proved to be a great blessing to all of humankind, saving the lives of millions and lengthening the life spans of virtually all it has touched. And science was born from the Christian faith. When we experience the benefits of modern science—driving to an antiseptic hospital, receiving anesthesia, and having pure, germ-free surgery—we owe all this to Christ and His devoted people of faith.
Let’s remember that science’s breakthroughs are Christ’s blessings to us. As Isaac Watts’ great Christmas carol, “Joy to the World!” declares, “He comes to make His blessings flow, far as the curse is found.” What’s one blessing from science that has further removed the Curse from your life? I encourage you to thank God for that scientific development during this Christmas season.