Saturday, March 3, 2007

Precision Vs. Perfection

My prayers of Peace go out the families in Enterprise Alabama. Their lives forever changed. The weight of grief they are carrying, unimaginable.

In watching the televised news report, my mind once again sent into a tailspin when one of the injured High School students asked, "what was God thinking?"

   God, (or Our Creator) does not sit in the heavens with a joystick, and with a few flicks of the wrist, have a Tornado develop, or an earthquake collapse a city, or have your car rear ended.

   So why create a "Garden Of Eden" only to have it's inhabitants assulted by the temper of Mother Nature?  The answer, lies in our very own construction.

  Scientists and Drs. have marveled over our network of arteries, veins, muscle and bone. We are a symbiotic series of systems (nervous, digestive, repoductive) that come together and allows us to sustain our species. Open up one of those "Human Body" books, and imagine if YOU were entrusted in making a human being! We are an amazing creation! Yet, with all of this precision, it takes only one cancerous cell, one micscopic virus or clot and all this precision comes tumbling down! What was God thinking??? To create something so very, very precise and yet, so imperfect!  Precision is not perfection.  

It is knowing how imperfect we are, how imperfect this world and Mother Nature is that should keep us thankful for each day. Living with a purpose that positively affects others is the thing that brings us a little closer to perfection!

So my answer to that puzzled young student who asked "What kind of God allows this to happen?" I answer, "the same God that created the Hope, and the Power to heal with Love".  It's not the perfect answer, just a precise one.

I still pray...

7 comments:

iiimagicxx said...

Lovely entry Marc. I missed your posts. You write beautifully about human nature and I wished you had written more of it.
The chinese in Beijhin have found a remedy to cancer, but it is a lot of money if you want to have it done. They have localised a gene on our DNA chaine that has been switched off for some reasons (an emotional or physiological reaction); this gene is what prevent people's cells to develop into cancer/tumours. With some manipulations, they reactivate this gene and it cures the person completely.
One needs the money though.
So yes God gave humans numerous possibilities to care for ourselves and love others, Gad has indeed created hope, and the power to heal with love.

Valerie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/iiimagicxx/surreality/

eml625 said...

God sure does work in mysterious ways.
Peace to you my friend
Ellen

lifes2odd said...

Me too Marc, me too. Perfect entry!

mariebm56 said...

I believe we all have a purpose on this earth & when our job is done, then God rewards us.  I am still trying to find my purpose.  
This was a lovely entry, Marc~
::::PEACE:::: to you, my friend~
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariebm56/PhotographsMemoriestoo/

inafrnz247 said...

So many questions are left unanswered...  i happen to like this answer.  God is love, hope and peace.  Devastation, war, untimely death... These things are not God.  When everything around us seems to unravel, we are gently lifted up.  This is what I feel in my heart.  This is my faith.  

Hugs and blessings,
Michelle

justaname4me2 said...

Although I do not credit or question a God when something like that happens, I believe my answer remains the same as yours. These things happen in life, whether we like them or not, and when it does, nothing reigns more supreme then hope, healing and love.
Rebecca

sunnyside46 said...

me, too
Marti
http://journals.aol.com/sunnyside46/MidlifeMusings