July 30, 2010

Where One Begins Another Ends

So God created humans in his image. In the image of God he created them. He created them male and female. God blessed them and said, “Be fertile, increase in number, fill the earth, and be its master. Rule the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that crawl on the earth.”  God said, “I have given you every plant with seeds on the face of the earth and every tree that has fruit with seeds. This will be your food.

As of today we are through the 29th verse of chapter 1 in Genesis.  I can see why God had to create everything else BEFORE he created man.  We have not even been able to get to chapter 2 due to "common things" that befall us as humans.  This is a great point to stop and look at why God designed and set boundaries and said that they were good.  He understands the need for order to be separated from chaos.  We are here to help others however we cannot take over another's life - that area is what God determined to be "choice".  Choice is an "individual" right. 
Boundaries get blurred in community.  Without community or closeness we have no need for a boundary.  So let us all remember that where our personal property line ends is where another ends - or we could say it is where another begins.  However, we do not have "rights to theirs.  If they want us to not encroach we have to realize that is their choice.  We take that really personally though; why wouldn't someone want us in their stuff, next to them?  Sometimes people will tell us and other times they really don't even know.  Sometimes it has something to do with us and sometimes it doesn't.
The bottom line is we were made in God's image: male and female, and we have other things we are supposed to be addressing other than ruling over space rights.  We are supposed to be multiplying the image of Christ.  That starts and ends with treating others with Agape Love. 
In the beginning we can see that violence and blood shed where never part of God's plan.  He wanted us to rule over the animals.  To subdue the things that were not in His image.  We humans are the higher evolution of His divine creation for a purpose. 
He also stated all things have seeds and fertile ground for reproduction isn't it awesome that this is common from earth to man  - and that man was formed from earth.  I find God so amazing, I cannot begin to wrap my mind around all the implications of these verses, but then again we have all eternity to get it!
I pray that each of you enjoy this day that the Lord gave you..
In Love,