When we think of creating we should think of our daily endeavors. This includes all things from parenting to database management. In all things we are connected to the system of our communities. This connection is part of God’s providence in our lives. Obviously not all parts of this system are healthy. But this is where faith enters into the story. In Christ we believe that our endeavors are part of a new redemptive narrative. Theologically speaking we are between stages 3 & 4 of the biblical timeline.

  1. Creation
  2. Brokeness
  3. Redemption
  4. Glorification

In the beginning God made ALL things GOOD! Unfortunately as stewards of this creation we bring chaos in. This is #2 – brokeness. There is no question that problems exist in our world, and if we pause long enough it’s actually pretty bad. But #3 is this AMAZING gift. Restoration of brokeness is accomplished in Christ and exercised in OUR LIVES. 2 Corinthians 4&5. The end of the Christian story is not the cross, but a return to the GOODNESS of ALL THINGS! This is our hope and the privilege of our daily endeavors. To join with God in the restoration or ALL THINGS! Revelation 21:4-5

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