Mike, I was never a religious person in the normal sense of 'religious' but as I age and experience more things, both good and devastating, the more I come to believe that there is a power, a director, something beyond human ken that controls and guides everything we experience.
It's been called God, all sorts of handles have been hung upon it and all manner of man-made rules and regulations grafted upon the concept. Yet, it survives, being part of the human need. Why? Because, I think, it is intrinsic to us; somewhere within us the consciousness of our origin remains though we can't see it well enough to have concrete images of the how - barely of the why. If we come to realise that, I think it makes the coming and passing of ourselves a far easier concept to accept. Almost comforting.
Science delves ever more deeply, as is its nature, and that leads some minds to conclude that we now know it all, that we can label life with the notion of cosmic accident. I don't think so at all. If anything, the more we discover about our world the more I think it shows a remarkable planning. I have seen accident; it has never seemed complex.