Saturday, June 15, 2013


If I think about the concept of nothingness for too long my mind wanders too far.  We really can't conceive of the absence of everything material and otherwise easily.  Our first encounter of this nothingness in the Book of Genesis in the very first chapter: "In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss" (Gen 1:1-1:2a, NABRE).  And God creates from this chaos.  The term often used for this is the Latin term ex nihlo.  This means that God creates something from nothing.

For me, this is an important aspect of God.  Hope springs from this whole concept of an Almighty God who can create everything--all things visible and invisible.  If God is Creator of all, then why could we not put all of our trust in God.  I am sure that of humanity with its free will allows us to trust either in ourselves or others or in God. When I thought about trusting in God or others, I am always reminded in that old saying that suggests that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result.  I sure have trusted often in my own decisions or taken advice of others around me, only to see sin and failure.  Experience is clear for me in this.  And when I have studied God's Word in Scripture, I have always found peace and holiness.  There have been times when that peace or holiness took quite a while to happen, but it always has happened.  St. Padre Pio once said, "You can't give God deadlines" (from the book Padre Pio Under Investigation).   

God has created heaven and earth and all that is.  God created us as well.  God knows each one of us inside and out.  The Psalms remind us of this, "You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb.  I praise you, so wonderfully you made me; wonderful are your works!  My very self you you knew; my bones were not hidden from you" (Psalm 139:13-15, NABRE).  How amazing this is!  God knows our needs and desires.  God also knows everyone else as well.  Since we are not alone, God also knows how we can achieve those things we must achieve in order to make this world and our own lives the best they can be.  Here is where we must trust in the power of God to create this perfection in and through us.

Each day I must place my whole life into God's hands.  I pray you will trust God, too!

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...


The 67th book of the Bible has not been canonized as of now because this fictionalized book has not been completed. The 67th book is being written by men and is inspired by man's opinions. This book is post 100 AD until the the present.


Denominations 1:1 And man said let us write our man-made creeds and traditions for men to invent their salvation. 2. Let us use church traditions to supersede the word of God. 3. Let us correct the errors that God has written in the first 66 books of the Bible. 4. Let us write a book that cannot be translated in error as were the first 66 books of the Bible. 5. Let us create various and sundry denominations with different plans of salvation. 6. Let us expose the faulty doctrine of Jesus and the apostles. 7. Let us name different denominations that express our individual man-made views about God, salvation, and the requirement for the forgiveness from sins. 8. Let us name these denominations:
The Roman Catholic Church
The Baptist Church
The Methodist Church
The Salvation Army
The Seventh Day Adventist Church
The Church of Latter Day Saints
The Jehovah's Witness Church
The Anglican Church
The Pentecostal Church
The Christian Science Church
The Unitarian Universalist Church
The Nazarene Church
The Community Church

The fictionalized Book of Denominations has not been canonized because men are still adding their man-made opinions.