Sunday, August 03, 2008

Marsha's Musings: The Theory of Chaos

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

At the Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center, my husband pointed out a sign to me that made me feel a lot better about my house keeping. Here's what the sign said:

"What is chaos? Most of us think of chaos as total confusion--an unpredictable state with no order or pattern. This dictionary definition differs from the scientific theory of chaos that states that events may look "random" but are actually orderly and predictable in the short term. Long term predictions are not possible, and so the events appear random."
For those of us who are organizationally challenged, these words come as welcome relief! (Grin)
Seriously, though, being challenged with adverse circumstances, whether it be illness, financial difficulties, death of a loved one, or whatever it may be, can make your life seem like it is turned upside down and chaotic. Yet, the Apostle Paul says "...that all things work together for good to them that love God" and in Ephesians 1:11 he says, "In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will."

The theory of chaos fits really well into God's plan. What seems random and chaotic is actually orderly and predictable from God's point of view. One day we will be able to see it all from His point of view and we will see that it is true. Hang on to these promises. They are an anchor that will see us through tough times.

1 comment:

Thinking Aloud said...

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