Wednesday, September 4, 2013
A Fantastic But Real World
A FANTASTIC BUT REAL WORLD As we conjecture in contemplation on the things around us, both humans and other material realities, there we see and observe a reflection of God’s eternal glory, yea with all the wonderful things of creation, both people and the realities and happenings surrounding us the world over, we realize there is an Almighty God who created all the wonders of nature around us, and who cares for us. Whatever section or part of nature you concentrate on, you begin to realize there is an imprint or shadow of divine action which we can call God’s creation and act of providence. We can only gape in awe and surprise at the fantastic wonders of God’s creation and then turn to our own humble selves, as mortal men and women awaiting the rewards of a heavenly Father after finishing the limited time given to us in this earthly existence. Do not forget the reminder from God’s word in the Holy Bible: “With sweat on your brow shall you eat your bread, until you return to the soil, as you were taken from it. For dust you are and to dust you shall return” (Gen. 3:19). That is a reminder for human beings to avoid sinful pride, a source of all sin in man and angels, and to live the teaching of Jesus—“anyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and anyone who humbles himself will be exalted” (Mt. 23:11-12). The story of the pride of the fallen angels, that is, Satan and those of the angels who were cast into Hell, you can read in the book of Revelation (the last book of the Holy Bible) in chapter 12. “The devil is a murderer and the father of lies” (Jn. 8:44). This goes to show that if we are to follow Jesus we must tread the path of truth, love and humility because Satan’s path is the path of untruth (lies) and hatred (or murder), and pride. The Son of man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mt. 10:45). The mind or banner of Satan and the fallen angels or devils carried the opposite of what Jesus was saying—“Non serviam” (which means: I shall not serve).