Essentially there is no area of life untouched by these two deals.
You know a saying I am on a personal crusade to ban around the office? It is a phrase that crawls all over me. I am sure it is my issue but I am trying to pretend it’s not.
It is what it is.
I hate, detest, abhor, really don’t like (and any other synonym I can find) that phrase. You know why? It is the first deal on the table. “We are all victims to nature.” No, we’re not. The other picture in Genesis is God has a vision for the world as well. We either let nature run its course (like a world run by kudzu, can you imagine) or we create culture in which God is glorified, a place in which people can creatively imagine God in our world, our communities and circumstances.
How about this?
To God be the glory.
Yeah, that’s better. Let’s start using that phrase. It has more power, more defiance, more righteous indignation. God can do something with this.
Bottom line? You may need a piece of paper and a pencil. Go ahead . . . I’ll wait. I know you didn’t go but I am going to pretend.
Don’t listen to talking animals.
That’s weird. We were created to rule over nature, not have nature rule us.
God rules, animals drool.
And when the battle comes, as it certainly will, whisper, say or shout like a Braveheart cry, “To God be the glory!”
See you on Sunday!
Pastor Tom Harding