10 October 2012

He's back ....

Wow where has all the time gone?  Ok that question is quite a relevant one so while the literal answer to that question is time has left the building, meanwhile the nonliteral (?) answer would be that only the shadow knows ... ok ok, I'm rambling a little here, when in fact I should be apologizing to y'all.  Sorry for not posting since the month of August ... it isn't that I haven't had anything to say, it's just that this thing called time has been getting away from me and I'll try to do better ...

so without any further delay, here's the latest contribution .... has anyone given much thought to the beginning? You konw where everything started?  That question or thought has been nipping at me lately and so with that I want to give a perspective on this thing called creation ...

When it comes to God and creation and such, there’s nothing better than the beginning.  If we could get folks to go back to the first four words in the Bible; In the beginning, God … that kind of takes care of everything else.  Unfortunately we have veered so far off course it is almost pathetic.  However, just the basic understanding of how everything got here … when God created it all, and that He actually did just speak it and it was so; that’s some powerful stuff.  The Creator of the universe created everything for His glory.  Not only that but while we were created to bring Him glory we get to enjoy Him, His world and function as a ruling steward of His created world and everything in it.

However somewhere along the way, we wanted to change things up.  We wanted to be in control of something instead of being satisfied in the major portion of life.  We couldn’t be content in the fact that we had everything else except the fruit from one tree.  I know hindsight is always 20/20 and it’s easy to sit back and sharp shoot the decision that Adam and Eve made or didn’t make and say we’d do it differently.  However, how false is that statement in reality?  Look at the temptations and challenges we face daily and how many times do we fail? And even looking back at the situations, we’d really probably not make a difference or even change our decision because we continue to make those ridiculous choices time and time again.  We allow evil to lead us rather than the Creator.  I like the quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, that states “If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them.  But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.  And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”  How true that statement is, and basically summarizes what happened in the garden at the fall. 

How easy is it to say that if we could rid the earth of all the evil and evil people on earth how easy life would be, but would it really be easy?  Would we make different choices?  I would like to think so but I go back to the fact that we struggle with our flesh.  Paul said it best in Romans 7 when he wrestled with the notion of doing that which he didn’t want to do and not doing that which he wanted to do.  We must crucify our flesh daily for if we don’t we will ultimately find ourselves receiving the same “reward” those rebellious angels got; eternity in Hell as according to Matthew 25:41.