Friday, July 22, 2005

Deep Thoughts

Today in class, we looked at a very worshipful arrangement of a Rich Mullin's song set to video and majestic nature pictures. Then we were shown a second version using images of human suffering and devastation. We all struggled with the repeating lyric, "everywhere I go, I see you" and its reference to God being revealed in all of creation. Then it hit me...the images of death in the second video were no more fallen than the majestic vistas of the first. Why is it that we so quickly forget that all of creation is fallen and it is in that fallenness that the earth screams out for the hope of redemption. It is in that scream that He is revealed. He is present in the mountains. He is present in suffering. He is glorified by both and that's really hard for us...

4 comments:

Hankinstien said...

Thats a really cool thought--ties into what we were talking about earlier today about new creation being better than original creation--also ties into your video, I think, which ruled. By the way, I really do feel horrible for not calling you this weekend--please forgive!
Peace out
-Mike

Seth said...

I may have ripped off your sidebar blog list, but at least I personalized it a little bit (referring to "my friend kevin") Steve just copied and pasted from the source it appears :-)

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Hankinstien said...

You gonna update, or what?