God, from a little piece of dust, made us. He made the majesty that is us from a small piece of matter. You’re just a bunch of blown up atoms. Theoretically, scientists tell us that we could live right here, right now, and there would be a whole other world in the same space with a different molecular structure. They could be passing through us and we could be passing through them. A train, full of a thousand passengers, could rumble through a packed room, and we are not aware of it. The reasons: the structure of our molecules. As the Guardian points out: we are mostly empty space. This is mind blowing and makes a lot of the impossible things we once discounted possible.
In our midst, at any moment, angels are around us. They are real and they function in our day to day life. We can’t see them, but they are here. “For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.” (Psalm 91:11) “Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word. Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.” (Psalm 103:20, 21)
Throughout his ministry, Jesus was surrounded by people, his disciples and angels. When he came out of the wilderness, he had tamed wild beasts and angels were ministering to him. Angels were surrounding him. They were a constant part of the activity of his life. But at the cross, there was nobody. He, himself, bore the brunt, bore the weight, bore the sacrifice, the pain, the sins of the fallen world, the curse of this world, the agony, the pain, the suffering, he did it by himself. All he had to do was to breath out, “Help, Father” and they would have been there. But Jesus pushed back the angels and they watched—like the centurion, like the devil, like mankind—they watched him purge our sins. He did not reach out for help. He did not seek assistance. He asked for no aid. He pushed back the deliverance of God. He knew what we needed and he did everything because of love.
Heaven is here, it is active, it is near not far. If God is at the farthest end of the universe, and it takes a couple billion years to travel there at the speed of light, that means my prayers will be heard in 200 billion years. But if God is right here, if angels are right here, if that world is right here, how powerful. That is what science is telling us now.