Sunday, July 21, 2013
MAKING SENSE OF THE WORLD
Sunrise Creation, Kiawah, SC
Timothy Keller in his book “The Reason for God” writes that “Christians do not claim that their faith gives them omniscience or absolute knowledge of reality. Only God has that. But they believe that the Cristian account of things—creation, fall, redemption, and restoration—makes the most sense of the world.” Of course, that assumes the existence of God and he quotes a metaphor from C. S. Lewis who writes that he believes in God “as I believe the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else”.
Keller notes that instead of demanding irrefutable proofs for God, “we should look at what the sun shows us”. He challenges us to consider all the glimpses of love and beauty that we see in this world and imagine if there could possibly be a restored world in our future. He notes that “we are very flawed and yet very great” which could account for the claim that we were created in God’s image but fell from grace shortly thereafter. And finally, he has reasoned that “we have a deep need to know meaning and purpose. Which worldview best accounts for these things”?