Hold onto what matters
Is learning to listen to both sides of the argument becoming a lost skill? How many times have I held an belief because it fitted with my narrative? While it is entirely within God’s power to create the earth in six literal 24 hour periods, my narrative became tempered by looking at both scripture and science. I’m still adhering to God’s words on creation but now am leaving room for a different timeline other than six 24 hour periods.
Be still and know that I am God is becoming more alive to me and my holding to a certain narrative about how long it took God to set up the universe and earth as we know it is not crucial to my well being. Holding onto any narrative of how the world works is not the basis for my faith. I believe God’s integrity in all things and climate change/flooding is not going to destroy the whole earth because He promised to never bring a flood onto the earth again.
He created an earth with resources for us to thrive no matter how many babies are born. He also reveals that unrepentant humans will experience consequences of their choices. So I’m left with the knowledge there is truly nothing new under the sun just like Solomon said. A drone once brought a cool bird’s eye perspective, but now is is used to destroy people. Science brings life in hands of righteous people, or destruction in the hands of greedy or power-lusting people.