Sometimes our stated Christian worldview and the way we live is an enigma.On one hand we effectively enjoy a compartmentalized life, but in the reality of our existence, most things eventually meld into one symbiotic relationship.
For instance, the world that we call chemistry intersects life as we try and "feel better" than normal, whether it be by hooka or heroin. We also use good chemistry to make the pain go away or even change our brain chemistry to decrease the onset of depression.
Physics stuff intersects life every time you fire up your mp3 player holding its thousands of songs or sit placidly in front of the super high quality HDTV watching some mind-numbing sitcom.
As an avid environmentalist, I always chuckle at the irony of a "save the planet" sticker on a big ole' SUV.
In the bigger principle syndrome, notice how the worlds of entropy, enthalpy and conservation laws entwine themselves into the seasons of southern California.
- When it rains, the mountain vegetation grows
- When it doesn't rain, the extensive growth dries out
- Fire starts and the dry growth burns wildly
- The fire removes the vegetation
- Rain comes and the mudslides move some ground around
- Seeds germinate and grow again
- ...and the sequence starts all over
Or is the God-box only at the place where you go on Sunday?
Do we believe our cliches?
God is in everything?
ALL things work together for GOOD?
Or do our actions promote the lie of Romans 1?
Have we acquiesed to worship the created rather than the creator?
Here's the challenge; live like you really believe what you say you believe.
Who knows, it might actually work!