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Good Morning April 5

I have emphasized often that God is the author and source of life. We hear of the creation/evolution debate often with its emphasis on billions of years of the cosmos existence. That doesn’t concern me all that much. I don’t know what happened to this 8000 mile diameter ball of rock we live on before God said, “let there be light” bringing order out of chaos. What I do express as an essential truth of our faith is that we did not come from some lower form of life, and that at some point in time past, we were created by God, complete and without sin. And further, it was from this sinless initial state that we later rebelled from the will of our God, becoming estranged from Him ever since. If it were not true that we began in a sinless relationship with our Creator, and later broke that relationship by our rebellion, there would be no need for a Redeemer, and the whole of Scripture becomes reduced to ancient history topped off with a few moral lessons. This, tragically, is the way many treat God’s Word today. The message we declare in Jesus Christ is that, apart from Him, we are eternally separated from our Creator. By His gracious sacrificial act we have been redeemed and restored to our Lord.

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Good Morning August 6

The debate between Darwinists and Creationists will undoubtedly continue for a long time. There is an aspect of this that concerns me more than coming to a definitive conclusion. That is the attitude each position engenders in the people who accept it, particularly our young people coming through modern education. If one is taught that they have come from lower forms of life, and are no different than any of the others in the animal kingdom, then they have no basis for developing any respect for themselves, for others, or a reason for a moral foundation for their actions. If, on the other hand, one believes that they are an intentional creation by a God who loves them deeply, they have an entirely different foundation of love and respect upon which to build. I think we see the results of this former position reflected in many aspects of modern society. You, dear one, are not a product of random chance. You are deeply love by the Lord who created you, and who wants you to live the valued life He intended.

Good Morning August 1

When I write, as I did yesterday, about God as the author and source of life, and breathing life into us, we come up against the creation/evolution debate. I’m not all that concerned about there being billions of years of the cosmos existence. I don’t know what happened to this 8000 mile diameter ball of rock we live on before God said, “let there be light” bringing order out of chaos. What I do express as an essential truth of our faith is that we did not come from some lower form of life, and that at some point in time past, we were created by God complete and without sin. And further, it was from this sinless initial state that we later rebelled from the will of our God, becoming estranged from Him ever since. If it were not true that we began in a sinless relationship with our Creator, and later broke that relationship by our rebellion, there would be no need for a Redeemer, and the whole of Scripture becomes reduced to ancient history topped off with a few moral lessons. This, tragically, is the way many treat God’s Word today. The message we declare in Jesus Christ is that, apart from Him, we are eternally separated from our Creator. By His gracious sacrificial act we have been redeemed and restored to our Lord.

Good Morning July 26

I had my annual echo cardiogram yesterday morning. They provide a small flat screen monitor next to the table where the patient lays on his side for the test, so he can watch what is done. It is amazing laying there watching the interior workings of one’s own heart. The different chambers, the valves opening and closing in perfect rhythm, and it has been doing that 70 times per minute for more than 70 years. The statistics about the human heart are astounding, and that is only one organ of our complex bodies. An accident of nature? A process of trial and error, mutations and natural selection over millions of years? I don’t think so! We are God’s creation, fearfully and wonderfully made. And further, If He has made us so intricately, and keeps us functioning over our years, He will not abandon us. He is ever present with His abundant mercy. Whether that heart, or any of part keeps functioning, is really not the point. He has made us, and we are His. He will watch over His creation, and guide us to Himself.