Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Opus 2020-012: Reflections of Glory

The glories of nature can teach us lessons about the Creator, after all He is the one who made it all and designed it to work together.

It was a night with a bright moon.  I don’t remember if it was a full moon or just close but you felt like you could see as well as day.  It was awesome.  But the light is just a reflection of the energy that comes from the sun.  It is a poor substitute for the real thing if you are trying to read or do some kind of detailed word.  Beautiful but limited.

Moon light compares to sun light in the same way that the glory of creation compares to the glory of God.  Sometimes I go off on the tangent of how detailed and complex something is.  Let’s say I cut myself somehow and I start thinking about the blood that is flowing.  Blood takes the necessities of life to every cell in your body and also carries away the waste materials.  It does both at the same time and all the time.  It is distributed to cool you on a hot day and retain heat on a cold day.  When you bleed it clots to stop the loss.  It carries white blood cells.  Among other things the white blood cells kill invaders protecting you from illness.

And we have not even started thinking about the cell structure.

Just a simple question like, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” can get you going in endless cycles if you don’t believe in creation.  How can you have billions of people and each one is different?

God could answer these questions.  Whether we could understand the answers, I don’t know but I am willing to wait and see what He has to show me after the resurrection.  Until then I will keep living in wonder and awe.

How many shades of green are there in the same tree throughout a year?

homo unius libri

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