6/13/2011

tapestry

Sunday June 19th, Genesis 1, Ode to the Creator: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. How can I describe thee, let me count the ways. Those little fish are still on the cars ahead of me at the stop light. Some say truth, some have Darwin in them and legs sprouting out the bottom, some have Truth eating a smaller fish with Jesus in it, all are a sign of misunderstanding. Those pushing creationism as science misunderstand the Bible. Those pushing Evolution as the only way misunderstand God’s creation and the marvelous way it works, which is the focus of science. The stories in Genesis were not meant to be a science; rather they were written as an ode to the creator. It is like looking at a beautiful tapestry. The Bible looks at the design in the front and comments on its beauty, science looks at the intricacies of the weaving from behind, and the interplay of color and comments on its form. For either side to deny what is on the other side of the tapestry is a shame. One side would not exist without the other. To deny the other side is to miss the beautiful interplay between beauty and wonder.

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