I Work Out of Love for God and I Put All My Hope in Him

This day 499 years ago, on November 1, 1512, the newly painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was opened to the public for the first time. In honor of Michelangelo’s crowning achievement, we have chosen the most appropriate quote from the Renaissance man himself.

“I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.” – Michelangelo

The full quote goes this way: “Many believe, and I believe, that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.” Michelangelo Buonarroti. You can see a short bio and pictures of Michelangelo’s works here. And following are some excerpts of his work in the Sistine Chapel.
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Out of the Darkness Came the Hands that Reached Through Nature Molding Men

There was news this week about the Nobel Prize in Physics being awarded to three US scientists. Their profound discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate, rather than at a slowing rate as had been previously assumed with the Big Bang Theory, has stirred lots of new discussion among the scientific community. It’s also the catalyst (yeah, had to throw in a scientific term here) of today’s quote about creation.

“Out of the darkness came the hands that reached through nature molding men.” – Bible or Not?

As we ponder the universe, and its creation, many believe that science and faith are mutually exclusive. That is, one cannot have both faith in God and His creation and believe in scientific discovery. We call it scientific discovery because that’s exactly what it is – discovery. God is the creator, and we are the explorers of the universe He has created. Even the fathers of modern physics, Newton and Einstein, knew that.

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