Monday, January 01, 2007

A Country Drive

People tell me man is but an animal with an opposable digit, a little luckier than apes. As I drove through the countryside in absolute awe of the incredible sunset displayed before me, I caught sight of a rainbow as brilliant as the sparkle of a freshly cut diamond. While I considered the majesty and import of this colorful jewel, I passed a field of grazing cattle, seemingly oblivious to the beauty surrounding them. It occurred to me that there is no other creature on the face of the earth able to comprehend the wonders of God. The cattle were dumbly eating their dinner, taking note of nothing other than what is in their survival instincts. You may tell me we evolved from apes, but I tell you, open your eyes and look around. I contend that we did not evolve from monkeys. If we did and it was all chance why would Jesus have died for such a mundane creature as us? Did He also die so that monkeys might know Him?

2 Supposings:

Blogger SweetChicken supposed...

I realize that you wrote this long ago. But last night, at Wednesday Bible Study, this topic came up. The fact that humans and animals are so different. The fact that when animals die, they are dead. When humans die, we are not actually dead. The body may be dead, but soul lives on in heaven or hell. We are the only ones of all God's creation who get to choose what happens when we die.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Barb supposed...

I have the privilege of being human. This means I am made in the image of God, and that means I have the capacity to appreciate Him and the world He created. I also have been given the ability to choose Him, which is choosing Life, or to choose not-Him, which Scripture tells me is choosing death. If I didn't have that choice, there would be no reason to die for me, for I would not have the capacity for fellowship/friendship with Him. He came to restore the friendship I broke off. Now I have another choice. If I choose Him, it is because He first loved me. If I continue to choose not-Him, I am cutting myself off from the only source of true life, and that is unthinkable for me. Apes don't have choice. I do. I want to make it count.

9:18 PM  

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