The scientific community has fought against the notion of a creator for so long in favor of a mechanistic worldview that it is no longer capable it seems of conceptualizing alternatives. Vast arrays of electromagnetic radiation wave detection equipment have scanned the heavens for years under the assumption that given the vast extent and age of the universe intelligent life other than ours must exist. And yet the universe has been silent, or so it appears. Is it that extraterrestrial intelligence does not exist or that it does not want to be found? The Christian worldview maintains that it indeed exists, that it yearns to be found and, even more, seeks an intimate relationship with its creation. Scientists look for evidence. They accept the inevitability of the singularity and the prospects of man’s intelligence expanding into the universe, yet reject the plausibility of a reverse phenomenon carried out by the supreme intelligence – the word becoming flesh and dwelling among us. They accept that even man may one day be able to divorce his software from his wetware and assume multiple forms yet maintain what is essential of his humanity yet reject that the supreme intelligence can and has already accomplished this in our presence. They look to the heavens for another intelligence to be revealed and yet reject that it has already been revealed and even still dwells among us. They accept that intelligence seeks to expand outward and that man’s intelligence is and will continue to do so, yet reject that the supreme intelligence has already permeated His creation. “Whither shall I go from thy spirit or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.” (Psalm 139:7-11)
A supreme intelligence that desires a relationship with us will not force its presence upon us. If we seek it with our whole hearts, we will find it and also find that it was with us all along. We did not need to scale the heavens nor plumb the depths of the ocean to find it. In it, in right relationship, we live and move and have our being. By simple faith and obedience to the revealed will of the creator, not by radio telescopes, we can know Him.