"The anger of man never accomplishes the righteousness of God."
It has been a minute since I've written much of anything. I've beaten myself up because of this. Primarily because sometimes something as simple as writing doesn't feel like a probable solution to the woes of life. We live in an imperfect world, a very broken world, and the very essence of this broken world has a way of getting to us, especially as we see how it affects not only you and I, but the people we love, and the people we choose and have chosen to get close too. It's funny how in one life we are able to experience the darkness and the light all at the same time, and how ironic that it all started with a lie we believed, that somehow knowing both good and evil would somehow free us or liberate us as the answer. Instead the brokenness leaves many if not all of humanity broken, and we spend most of our lives if we aren't careful, trying to get back to the beginning. Why? Because something in us implanted by God has written eternity within our hearts, a characteristic and a trait that naturally comes with being created in the image of God and more particularly having his breathe breathed into our lungs. That breathe says there is something better, but what is the better way? Well, to understand that, we first need to understand who we are and what we were created for.
I recently began re-reading portions of the book of Genesis, and it was amazing to see how grandiose and yet simple God's original intent for creation was. He spoke in Genesis 2 these things, he said:
26 Then God said, “Let us make man[h] in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.
Made from dirt, our value is not in the physical components that form this body, but in the quality of life which forms our soul.