It’s summer, almost, here. And so the teachers of the school year Sunday schools are off for the season and I get to be back in 2s and 3s. A class I just LOVE! It’s basic, in fancy terms, foundational truth. So this week we did the first two questions and answers of the Children’s Catechism:
Who made you? God. What else did God make? God made all things.
Basic, right? But think about it. If you believe this it solves so many of today’s largest questions. God made me. He therefore knows me. And He knows what is good for me. If He also made everything else, it gives value to so many things around us that the culture devalues. Children, aging adults, the environment. I don’t mean, in general, like a huge oil spill in the depths of the ocean. I mean right around us where we can make a difference. Our own neighbors are the people we are called to love because God made them too. Our own yards, our own public spaces are place for which we are responsible before our creator who actually owns everything and gives us time to learn to steward what we can. We forget basic truth, in light of our busy days, our hectic schedules, our more exotic thinking, theological and otherwise, but we need it none the less and God provides the church as a weekly reminder that, “It is He that has made us and not we ourselves.” Wouldn’t that change the tone of the “news and information” that we’re provided with 24/7?
Food for thought. Blessings.
P.S., A word about the formats: I’ve recently been playing with the formats. This one is best for now because we’ve started a book club and have a tab at the top. You’re welcome to read along. Please keep comments on topic. If you aren’t reading the First Place 4 Health: God’s Purpose for You book you can find one at First Place 4 Health.