Newton defined the force of gravity in the following way: Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force that is directly proportional to the product of the masses of the particles and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
That pull in nature–and in human nature, too–did not slowly evolve. It was present from the very beginning of the universe and is surely testimony to a planned creation.
“If gravity ceased for one moment, instant chaos surely would result. All heavenly objects, including the earth, moon and stars, would no longer hold together. Everything would immediately disintegrate into small fragments.” — Dr. Don DeYoung, Chair of Science and Mathematics Department at Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana.
As human beings we are physically attracted to people and things. This physical attraction is part of God’s plan to hold together His creation. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. — Colossians 1:17
What holds each individuals together spiritually is the soul, which is filled with another attraction–the attraction to God.
So we are created and held in place, both physically and spiritually, through the gravity of God.
When we do harm to our physical bodies or to the universe, things go out of balance.
When we harm ourselves spiritually by a misuse of our God-given free will, things go out of balance, as well.
Sometimes, we want too much of what we’re attracted to. When that happens, gravity works against us and the pull can be our downfall. Twice as much isn’t twice as good. As the lyrics below say, wanting more can send us to our knees.
So, perhaps we can look at gravity in more ways than a cold, scientific theory. Gravity, created and sustained by God, is absolutely necessary for the existence of human beings and their world.