What Does Life Taste Like, Anyway?
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Can We Ever Taste The Trees Up Close,
The Cold Fog,
The Distant Shore,
The Clear Moon?
As God’s Works For Us!
I will recount the gracious deeds of the Lord, the praiseworthy acts of the Lord, because of all that the Lord has done for us, and the great favour to the house of Israel that he has shown them according to his mercy, according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
1 Peter 2:3
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Words of Grace For Today
We can observe 93 billion light years of universe, though we estimate the universe is more than 7 trillion light years huge.
Why did God create all this?
Before creation it was only void, emptiness, and we can anthropomorphize that God easily could have been lonely. But lonely for such small creatures so capable of evil as us? Really!
The earth’s diameter is only about 13 km, and it’s circumference is 40,000 km. In other words from here to the opposite side of the earth is only 13 km, straight down through the core and back up. Or we can travel from here to the opposite side and back in about 40,000 km. That’s only 42 billionths of one light year. In other words we live our whole lives within 42 nano seconds of a light-year.
Why would God create the entire universe, just for us to exist? Or did God? Maybe we were an afterthought, or a mistake, or a side-effect. (The juries would then be out on whether we are a good side-effect or a bad side-effect or even a deadly side-effect.)
Like a medication that tastes bad but is supposed to do us good, except it turns our stomach so that we cannot hold it down: Maybe that is the kind of side-effect we are in God’s plans for the universe?
when we have tasted how marvellously good God is to us, forgiving us, loving us, renewing us, and sending us out with a purpose grand enough to take more than all the life we have to give, then
we, small as we are, can do none other than go out
recounting the gracious acts of God for us,
for us all.
So it is we go out also into this day, whatever it may bring.