Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Let There Be - Reflections on Earth Day


Friends, this little blue orb is the only one we've got.

Twelve billion years ago, the cosmos exploded with a dictum - "let there be!"

Some three billion years ago, chemistry made the miraculous transfiguration into biology and gasped its first breath.

Some two millennia ago, the Creator's punctured lungs gasped nitrogen and oxygen anew for the second time. Not only from the crib, but the tomb as well.

"See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his people, and God himself will be with them;
he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.’
And the one who was seated on the throne said,
‘See, I am making all things new.’"



God is making all things new, and insists that we participate - to be heirs of his eternal kingdom.

3 comments:

Thom Curnutte said...

I love this: "Twelve billion years ago, the cosmos exploded with a dictum - "let there be!""

JN1034 said...

Eric, thought of you ...

"Humans are not beings isolated from the rest of creation; by their very nature they are bound up with the whole of the universe.... In their way to union with God, humans in no way leave creatures aside, but gather together in their love the whole cosmos disordered by sin, that it may be transfigured by grace."
- St. Maximos the Confessor

eric said...

Beautiful! Thank you.