I am thinking about how man has always been curious to understand things around him and how they were created. Aristotle the great philosopher believed that if you took a piece of matter and began to slice it to smaller pieces, it was not possible for one to reach that tiny substance which could not be split further! He believed matter was continuous and so had no fundamental unit which couldnt be brocken down further. But other thinkers, like Democritus, argued that there were indivisible units of matter that we could arrive at – atoms (the word ‘atom’ means indivisible)!
What fascinates me about this whole thing is that science has successfully gone further to demonstrate that atoms can be further brocken down to Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons. Later on an experiment was performed in which protons were collided with protons at very high speeds and it was proved that protons can actually break down further into much smaller units we call “Quarks”!
Now, here is where things get mind boggling: Every particle has an anti-particle; when these two collide they annhilate each other and so disappear. Stephen Hawking had an interesting and rather humorous speculation about this, saying “There could be whole antiworlds and antipeople made out of particles.However,if you meet your antiself, dont shake hands! You would both vanish in a great flash of light” (in “A Brief History of Time“).
Well, when I look into the Scripture Hawking’s speculation turns out to be prophecy. I have read somewhere that Sons of God have bodies sitting somewhere in the Presence of God. The day that ‘anti-body’ will come flying to meet yours, is the day you will disappear in a moment and the twinkling of an eye – “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this [body] we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven”. (2 Cor.5:1-2). “Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump..we shall be changed…So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory” (1 Cor.15:51-54).