God created matter

Philip Yancey writes,

“Christian historian Mark Noll remarks that the song ‘Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus’ plainly errs when it says, ‘And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.’  No, he says, the rest of the world grows clearer, not dimmer, in the light of Christ.  God created matter; in Jesus, God joined it.”

Christianity Today, July 2009 (p. 64)