Joe discovered something that many people that spend much time in the outdoors realize is true: It didn't all just "happen". The diversity, intricacies, and rhythms of nature are not some cosmic accident, but part of a divine plan. And I'm so glad it's true because knowing that I am created by God gives my life purpose. My life has value (even if I'm not at what I think is my ideal weight!) because God says it does. God said, "before I created you in the womb, I knew you." What sense of worth and purpose can we derive from believing that our existence is an accident of evolution? Yes, there is sickness and evil in the world because we live in a "fallen" world. And yes, God could make everyone well and prosperous, but he knows that difficulties can strengthen us and the way we respond to them can bring honor to Him.
- 1/25/2008 12:30:49 PM