Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Engaging God's World- Chapter Two

It is strange how even when we try to talk about the great creation that God has given to us, we end up talking about the fall and sin. But what we must focus on in all of this is our role in, to use a favorite buzz word of Calvin's campus, "renewing God's world."

The creation has fallen. It was magnificent at one point. It was better than anything we could even begin to imagine. And one day it will return to its glorious state once more. But what about now? Right now, our world is tainted by sin. Though some of the grandeur remains, it can no longer be perfect. 

We are called to make restore the world and creation to its rightful, perfect state. How can we do this? We must proceed wisely, using the Bible as our guide. We must be good stewards of all that God has entrusted us with. We must try our best to "make things right," whether that involves preserving natural resources or using technology to save people. This is getting into some of the later chapters in this book, but I think that in order to understand the importance of creation we must understand the role we must play in changing it back to that perfect state.

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