Saturday August 27, 2016
by Joan Webb
Respecting the Natural
Genesis 1:1-31: "God saw all that he had made, and it was very good" (v.31).
"Because God created the Natural--invented it out of His love and artistry--it demands our reverence." These are the words of C.S. Lewis. Some of us seem to question whether the Natural deserves our respect. The natural progression of life, normal limitations of time, our interdependence, the divine idea that humans take care of the balance of creation -- these realities get in the way of our goals to do and make everything just right. We're not satisfied with God's given. We want more.
So sometimes we push beyond the natural perimeters of God's creation. We strive to turn the ordinary into extraordinary; the adequate into excellence, and the average into perfection.
But God is content with his "good" creation. We can learn to be at peace with the way God created the world. All that he created, male and female, day and night, simple and complex, deserves our respect and acceptance.
Lord, please help me be content
with the "good" and "natural" of your loving creation.
In so doing I trust that I'll complement and not detract from your overall plan.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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