Saturday, June 23, 2012

Part 1 Apologetics: Reflections on book "Indescribable"

I just started reading the book "indescribable".  It is simply amazing to say the least.  First, let me start off by stating how small I feel which is suppose to happen.  Looking at how big the cosmos are and how intricate the details of creation had to be in order for things to work together is nothing short of perfect.  As scientists have proved if something like the moon was just a little bigger it would cook planet earth quicker than electrolux on steroids.

The glorious darkness that so accentuates the lights of heaven lifts up upward and draws us into its chorus.  The longer we look up the freer we become, lost in the wonder and mystery that surrounds us, lost in praise of the One who set each star in place.  Broken humanity has a ferocious gravitational pull, constantly shrinking us down to earth.  But as we lift our gaze to the skies, how can we not know in our hearts that there must be more?"  
(Giglio, Redman, pg. 27).

Redman also asks a very important question, "Why create stretches of the universe that will never be seen?"  Some would say why wouldn't God just give us the answers.  Why is he making us search for answers or why is He making it nearly impossible to get all the answers in our life time??

God does not want us to be lazy.  As any loving parent would act God also wants us to work and not be lazy.  A good parent does not hand His child all the answers.  After all, what would be the point of teaching if you wouldn't one day have to dig for answers yourself?  More importantly what would be our drive in life if we were able to be overwhelmed with information and what-ifs?

“The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied."
-Proverbs 13:4

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