So take pause today, take a long deep breath, let the anger and the disappointment and the sadness be redirected for this moment, and invite the good news and the promise of light and grace to wash over you and bring you hope.
The environment is a huge piece of the complex puzzle that contributes to making us whole people. In Romans 8 Paul points out how the entire created order is waiting for us (people) to “get it” to the extent that redemption is our way of life
As the beginning (the Big Bang) obviously predates the advent of humankind, it follows that we would not even exist if it were not for this movement into disorder.
I’m sure some golf fundamentalist with a legalistic heart would happily argue the point in favor of strict and unwavering adherence to the letter of the law. To which I say, Good luck with that.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
That’s how life should be. Teamwork; engaging the challenges and the opportunities together; mutual encouragement; building one another up; always moving forward toward the goal, enjoying the journey; being strong where another is weak; making the best out of any situation…
engaging our calling as disciples of Jesus, and living out God’s purposes in our day to day lives – now that is satisfaction, that is meaningful, that is rewarding.
Who will separate us from Christ’s love? Will we be separated by trouble, or distress, or harassment, or famine, or