God and the Invasion of the Muons
by Bob Burridge ©2017
Most people are not familiar with little particles called “muons“, but they are not rare things. It’s been demonstrated that about 600 of them pass through your body every minute. You can’t feel them, and you certainly can’t see them.
Particle Physics places the muons along with electrons and four other particles in a class called “leptons”. Along with electrons, the muons have a negative electrical charge but they are about 200 times heavier. There are also anti-particle muons which (like anti-particle electrons) have a positive electrical charge.
Muons are produced in the high parts of Earth’s atmosphere. As cosmic rays interact with the atmosphere showers of tiny sub-atomic particles are produced. Muons are one of the things generated as the shower of particles begins to decay. Muons have a very high energy level so they outlive the other particles produced making them the only ones that make it down to the Earth’s surface where we live.
When muons pass through matter they don’t disturb things very much at all. As they pass through the electrical fields surrounding the atoms in our bodies, they often jar some electrons loose causing some minor ionizing. Since this is happening to everybody all the time we know that these ionizations have no meaningful effect on us as far as we know.
Of course, behind all this is the sustaining and directing power of the Creator of everything. There is no cosmic ray, no neutrino, no hurricane, child, or adult that is not upheld and under the control of the Almighty God. Every interaction of sub-atomic particles and of nations and of those who live in them is part of an eternal plan. Muons are truly amazing little parts of God’s creation. They silently declare the Creator’s glory, and God has only recently in the long history of the human race enabled us to find a way of knowing they are there.
Our Creator made everything for a purpose. All of creation is there to display God’s nature and glory.
Psalms 19:1-2, “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.”
Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse”
Revelation 4:11, “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created”
Colossians 1:16, “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.”
Without question the little muon is there as part of the universe God made, and it fulfills the purpose shared by all parts of creation. It reminds us of God’s power and presence all around us even though we can’t see these things with our eyes. There is also a comforting contrast. While the muons move through us without any meaningful effect, the Creator’s presence is always busy moving things and people to conform to his wise, loving, and eternal plan.
Psalm 135:6, “Whatever the Lord pleases He does, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deep places.”
Job 42:2, “I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.”
Jesus said in John 6:39, “This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.”
Pastor Gordon Girod in his book The Deeper Faith wrote, “How can I be certain that I am a child of God, and that He will never let me go? Have you ever wept for your sin? Have you ever felt deeply and agonizingly that you have failed your God? You see, it is only that man, that woman, who in the agony of their guilt before God not once but a thousand times – have sought forgiveness, who can know with certainty that God will not allow them to be lifted from the hollow of His hand.”
Note: Bible quotations are from the New King James Version unless otherwise noted.