Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Living Spiritual Rhythms - July 17

Photo0454 When we assume that everything is headed for destruction, we reject the value of God’s creation. It becomes misused, misunderstood, depleted, and torn apart. All manners of disfiguration blot out creation’s capacity to praise God. Some Christians believe destruction is God’s way with the created, so why care for the planet? Go ahead. Let it go. It’s all headed for the flames anyways. But, this is not the case. For the intensity of redemption precipitates transformation now and then fully at the end of the age. We want, therefore, to promote the worth of the created, and in this way enable creation to give praise to the infinite personal One who created it, even as it too awaits a final and glorious destiny ahead.