What Might Have Been Is Possible Again

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Genesis 1:1, 31In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. (NIV 1978)

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

“Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.” –  Robert Kennedy

“But what would have been the good?” Aslan said nothing. “You mean,” said Lucy rather faintly, “that it would have turned out all right – somehow? But how? Please, Aslan! Am I not to know?” “To know what would have happened, child?” said Aslan. “No. Nobody is ever told that.” “Oh dear,” said Lucy. “But anyone can find out what will happen,” said Aslan. “If you go back to the others now, and wake them up; and tell them you have seen me again; and that you must all get up at once and follow me – what will happen? There is only one way of finding out.” ― C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian

My Musings – “And it was very good.”  That is what God saw then.  What does He see now?  Certainly not the goodness of His original design.  We can look at the ways things are now, and wonder what might have been had Adam and Eve not fallen.  This is not a dream of things that never were, but what could have been.  Why not?  Because of man’s sin.  “Of all the sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, “It still would be good if man had not sinned?”

We are not told what would have happened.  But as Aslan is quoted, “anyone can find out what will happen.”  It is written in the rest of the Book.  There is only one way of finding out  – by following Jesus.  He is the only way.

My Advice – Do not question what might have been. Do not despair about how things have become.  Set your hope on what can yet be, by putting your faith is Jesus.

In the Beginning God.

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Genesis 1:1, 31In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. (NIV 1978)

My Musings – Why is it that so many people refuse to believe that something with such a massive and magnificent design as the cosmos and with such a minute and meticulous design as the microscopic world  is not attributable to a master designer? Why do they choose to believe something so complex and with such intricacy and order sprang from disorder through random chance?  That all that is, came from nothing that was?  This hardly seems like science to me.

The reality is, the science behind all of creation, what is seen and unseen, the underlying code, if you will, was also designed by the creator.  So you see, real science is inextricably linked to the Creator.  How things came to be was an act of creation (God said…and it was so).  How they are governed once created, the science (order) behind it all, is also by God’s design.

My Advice – In the beginning God.  That is all the explanation that is necessary.  It is the only explanation that is plausible.

What’s Clearly Seen

Romans 1:20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. (NIV 1978)

My Musings – So called “science” has blinded the eyes of many. The Creator is clearly seen in His creation. It is understood that an intelligent design means there is an intelligent designer. Order and complexity did not happen by chance or accident.

My Advice – Do not be taken in by the so-called scientific proofs that seemingly contradict the Bible’s account of creation. Scientific “facts” have changed time and time again throughout the course of history, but God’s account of creation has never changed or been conclusively contradicted.

Whatever Happened to the Creator?

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If Whatever Begins to Exist Has a Cause – In nature, there are no instances of something coming into existence out of nothing. When scientists believed that the universe had always existed, they did not dispute “whatever begins to exist has a cause.” Now many do.

Then the Universe Had a Beginning – “Almost everyone now believes that the Universe, and time itself, had a beginning at the big Bang.” (Stephen Hawking). In the Big Bang theory, the universe (time, space and matter) came into being in an instant in a cosmic explosion. The effects of this have been scientifically observed (stars and plants are rapidly moving away from each other and from a common origin). In other words, Continue reading “Whatever Happened to the Creator?”

Outer Fringes

Job 25:14 – “And these are but the outer fringe of His works; how faint the whisper we hear of Him!

My Musings – Read the verses that precede this one and be prepared to be overwhelmed by the creative genius and majesty of God. Then consider that it is only a tiny fraction of what and who He really is. If there ever was a good use of the word awesome, this is it.

My Advice – Make sure your prayer life is more than just requests. Thank Him when He answers your prayers. Praise Him just for the sake of doing so. Acknowledge His awesome power and might.

 

When “Faith” Cannot Accept the Obvious

When Faith Cannot Accept The Obvious

This Sunday’s Amusing

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Hebrews 11:3

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FROM THE MIND OF WEBSTER

By Faith – firm belief in something for which there is no proof. Continue reading “When “Faith” Cannot Accept the Obvious”

Foundations

Foundations

1 Samuel 2:8b, 9“For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s; upon them He has set the world. He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked will be silenced in darkness.” (NIV 1978)

My Musing – A God who is capable of establishing the foundation of the earth, is more than capable of guarding our feet and keeping us from falling.

My Advice – Look to the Lord for stability in life. There is no surer foundation for your life.