Where Did the Universe Come From?

As physicists and cosmologists piece together the history of the cosmos as best they can, they run into an uncomfortable question: Just where did the universe come from? After all, the universe is EVERYTHING. It would be very convenient for scientists looking to avoid the need for a Creator to be able to say that somehow the universe has simply always been here. But the science is telling the scientists something else: It hasn’t always been here. It all had a beginning. It all came into existence… from nothing. So, just how do you get everything—all time, space, matter, and energy—literally everything—from nothing?