June 15, 2020

John 1:3 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

What makes something alive? Movement? Rivers and wind move but are they alive? The ability to reproduce? Maybe. How did it get to be that way? The common theory is that there was a big bang, sometimes called a singularity, from which everything shot out across the universe. Things cooled (a very relative concept) and stars and planets formed. On this particular planet chemicals continued to bump into each other and, at some point, they did so in a way that what wasn’t alive formed a living cell of some sort. From there things mutated and grew until eventually there was you and me. Of course, this is just the common understanding of the past 100 years or so. People throughout history have used different understandings and modes of expression to talk about how we get to now and you and me. Life is a mystery but we know we are alive and we know we won’t always be so in this world. Is life an incredible cosmic accident or a precious gift? John went with the latter. What are you going with?

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