Science takes the big picture and reduces it into a single factor to test it out. Since none of us live one factor at a time scientific research can sometimes sound ridiculous.

On November 9 CBC news reported that Omega-3 fish oil supplements don’t work for the heart. (Our personal story is it works for arthritis pain in the hands, for which my wife (and I) are very grateful).

The Heart and Stroke Foundation logo.

Logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The research shows eating fish works, but not the single ingredient supplements. “ ‘It may be something else that’s in the fish that’s providing the benefits because fish have all sorts of minerals and other ingredients that are healthy,’ said Dr. Andreas Wielgosz, a cardiologist in Ottawa and a spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation” (CBC news).

I wanted to say something erudite about this, but all that came out was, “Duh!” The complexity of the world and the interplay of its infinite parts makes a habitat for living, not one puzzle piece at a time.

It rushed into my mind that humans do the same with religion. You can read books and books that explain Jesus, and more books on the Holy Spirit (Paraclete) and still more on God Creator. “Duh!”

Why not just visit God, strike up a conversation, spend some time with the Divine, build a relationship. That makes a difference, not some theological treatise on the Trinity.

Experience the One Who Made us and Saved us and Comforts us. Stop trying to explain him/her/it/them…

“Jesus also did many other things. If every one of them were written down, I suppose the world wouldn’t have enough room for the books that would be written” (John 21:25 God’s Word).

“Jesus performed many other miracles that his disciples saw. Those miracles are not written in this book. But these miracles have been written so that you will believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and so that you will have life by believing in him” (John 20:30-31 God’s Word).