Friday, September 24, 2010
I am excited about this coming Sunday’s theme, the cosmos. Our pastor has invited us to imagine the ramifications of Colossians where Christ is praised as the supreme power over the cosmos. For the Apostle Paul, Christ is the image of the invisible God and is supreme over all created things. The whole universe has been created through him and for him. All things are held together in him. Through him God chose to reconcile the whole universe to himself.” (Col:1:15-20) Here is where my imagination has to kick in. In the face of the immense universe, Charlie has to start wondering. The whole unfathomable scene is a divine mystery. Only God’s amazing grace through Christ baffles me more. I hear the figures describing the immensity of the cosmos, but it is beyond me (so to speak) and I can’t get my mind around it. One problem I have in imagining the infinite is that I have to acknowledge how tiny I and my world are. From our earthly perspective it is all so confusing. I said I saw the sunset this evening, but, of course, I didn’t because it didn’t. Another challenging imaginary picture coming from the truth that in Christ all things are held together is that all of us as created beings are intimately related to each other. No room here for our traditional us versus them dichotomy. Talk about inclusion!