God’s wise method for making himself known on the earth in something as simple as soil, meals, and a family is brilliant. Why?
We must first realize that God is timeless (outside of and unbound by limits) and can see the beginning of time as well as he knows the ending. It would seem logical that God not only saw our “today” while creating the world in Genesis, and in deciding how he would sovereignly lay out, orchestrate, and assemble the known creation, but he also saw the church, wars, pestilence, persecution, famine, power struggles, and all the other countless evils that were going to spring up on the earth as a result of our sickness and sin.
Hypothetically speaking, this must have caused God to ask himself something to this effect; “With all the hostility seeking to stop my plans, promises, purposes, and people on the earth, I must put into a place a model for ministry that can survive in any time, in any place, and under any circumstance.” In God choosing to advance his image and love on the earth through meals he shows us his wisdom.
Eating and drinking are necessary to life, and meals are the one thing that brings creation (garden) and family together in a way that can be visible or invisible. Around a meal we see all of creation and humankind dining relationally and in face-to-face unity and service toward one another—a passionate community of togetherness.
What does this have to do with Technology you ask? Well, we’d ask you to consider one question: How can your use or production of technology motivate you TOWARD and not AWAY FROM the passionate care of your family, your home, marriage, and the importance of meals?
*For further reading in the Bible: Genesis 1:29 – 1:31; Genesis 2:1 – 2:17; Genesis 4; Genesis 25; John 2
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