The quote is powerful and makes complete sense by human standards.
It goes without saying that the German-born Albert Einstein was a man of great intelligence. This theoretical physicist, who developed the general theory of relativity, was looked at in amazement. He changed science. When he said something, the newspapers jumped to get the quote in their next edition. Upon Einstein’s death, the pathologist of Princeton Hospital, Thomas Stoltz Harvey, removed Einstein’s brain for preservation in the hope that the neuroscience of the future would be able to discover what made Einstein so intelligent.
Dr. Einstein was not just a great scientist, but he cared about humanity and the wellbeing of his fellow man. In 1946 Einstein called racism America’s “worst disease”. He spoke out against racism and campaigned for its end. He had always been ahead of his time.
He, also, sought God. In one statement he said, “I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.” But, on the other hand he also said, “I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings.”
As brilliant as he was, he could not find the true way to Heaven – Jesus Christ. He created something that seemed right to him. Often humans seek what makes sense in their mind… what feels good. It could come by way of false religions, pleasures, or science, but this does not change who God is… period.
We try to figure out God and then when the thought of God baffles us, we justify our thoughts through our experiences in this world. We cannot explain God and His ways – if we could then He would not be God…
… but, we can take Him at His Word. He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes unto the Father, but by me.” The bible was written over a period of 1,600 years by more than 40 writers from all walks of life. Some were fishermen; some were politicians, and others were generals or kings, shepherds or historians. They were from three different continents, and wrote in three different languages. They wrote in dungeons, in temples, on beaches, and on hillsides, during peacetime and during war. They wrote on hundreds of controversial subjects yet they wrote with agreement and harmony, as they pointed to Jesus Christ. How is this possible? – Only through God.
I would like to rewrite Einstein’s quote: “If you want to live a fulfilled life, turn towards Jesus Christ, not to people or objects.”
Stephen John Spivey