And God said 'Let there be...'
I'm sure you had those moments when you've come across a new word, thought or idea and it then pops up everywhere. Well that happened recently with my experience of 'Chaos'; which comes despite all our best efforts to keep things orderly. The effects of unemployment especially in this economy have begun to weigh heavily on me and my family and I find myself struggling in a rough sea and experience anxiety over unpaid bills, looming commitments, postponed retirement and an unsettled future. That's Chaos...
Well I've been reading a book on the 'messiness' (chaos) of life and sure enough while restlessly channel surfing last night I came upon a documentary on 'Chaos Theory' on WPBT 2. It described the universe as 'chaotic' not orderly in which everything seems to work however. They applied the theory to mathematics, quantum physics and other sciences way beyond my ken. But as a result I was led to the Bible and the Book of Genesis: the very first two verses.
In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth,the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Gen. 1:1-2
Now these waters have long been identified also as the waters of Chaos and it is from theses waters that our ever present God: Creator, Word and Wind, God in Trinity: Father, Son and Spirit created. Wow! I love those moments when the lights come on!
I realized or rather it was revealed to me that I was getting in God's way; swimming in the chaos, trying to do something to bring order back into my life and those around me. But it is God's job to create not mine! After this I was finally able to sleep soundly.
I got up this morning and really cleaned up nice: showered, shaved, put on nice clothes, after all today was the 1st day of God's new creation out of the chaos of my life. I take comfort in the words of Genesis: " God saw all that he had made and it was good". I'm good because God's made me that way, nothing more, nothing less. I have nothing to do with it other than cooperate with Him.
For those of you swimming and struggling in your own unique sea of chaos; I want to tell you that God is there long before you. Our God in Trinity: Father, Son and Spirit is there wanting to create something 'good' out of all that chaos. Allow the Word to say "Let There Be". Look forward to his work and regain your joy. Peace.
Hi, welcome to my weekly blog. I'm deacon Michel and I love blogging and the healthy exchange of constructive ideas. Now my mind has been known to wander on a million different things all at once so don't be surprised at what you find here. I often scratch my head and go 'Huh?' at my own thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts with me.
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For I take seriously what a very wise man has often said to me:
"Ordination is not license for private practice" - Msgr. A. Andersen