Every Atom Fixed

“Every attempt to find a fixed point within the created order apart from the triune God is idolatry. But it is also idolatry to try to pretend that He hasn’t spoken His certainties into our world . . . So are there fixed points in the created world? Yes, when God speaks them. When He creates all the species according to their kinds, that’s the way it is. When He put the Rocky Mountains there, that’s where they stayed. But the world is only stable because there is no foundation for stability within it. But once you introduce the Words of God, how gloriously stable it becomes! Every hair is numbered, every sparrow noted, and every atom superglued in place” (Against the Church, pp. 138-139).