God’s perfection in randomness

When you look around you see movement. Trees, water, people. There is organic movement happening all around us. I have a friend that I get into discussions about God with all the time. He firmly believes that God set everything in motion and then left. When I was in art school we had a project to design something using similar objects like leaves or bubbles and make it appear random. It was the most difficult thing to do. Needless to say, everyone failed. We are wired to create patterns. It is extremely hard to create something that looks random. It takes a great deal of artistry to do what God does. The wind blows and it is a perfect symphony of precision by God’s finger. Look at a tree and you will see this beautiful randomness to the leaves.

Think about this for a moment. Do you believe God is sovereign? We must define that term in order to agree or disagree. The idea behind God being sovereign is that He is in control over everything. He possesses the ultimate power and is completely outside our understanding of the magnitude of that power. RC Sproul put the concept out wonderfully when he said (paraphrased here) if there is even just one rogue molecule running around doing what it wants, then God is not sovereign. Basically if God is not sovereign, then God is not God. Make sense? It makes me look at the world in a whole new way. In a way I truly cannot fathom because it is outside my realm of understanding. But isn’t that the beauty of God? We cannot bottle him up. We can only base our existence off of what He revealed to us. Oh the day when I will see clearly rather than dimly. When I know in full rather than in part. When the kingdom of the world becomes the Kingdom of our Lord! Maranatha!