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CHAOS

In the beginning, before there was anything, God’s building block – from which He would make the entire
universe – was …

Nothing.

Out of the Void
The Abyss
The Emptiness
The Nothing
God makes
EVERYTHING.

His other building block?

Chaos.

The Bible says God hovered over
the chaos – over the disorder, the
darkness, the confusion – and
out of that makes the universe.

Out of chaos, he makes …

… the butterfly

… tomatoes growing on vines

… sun, moon and a thousand
stars – all turning, wheeling,
orbiting together in a delicate
dance.

This is not the clash of violent
forces
making the world by chance.
This is an artist
creating his masterpiece.

Not because he has to.
But because he wants to.

For the sheer joy of it.

Doing what he loves to do,
Working with his favorite
materials –
nothing
and
chaos.

Filling the emptiness.
Lighting the dark.
Turning chaos to Joy.

But sin lives in our hearts,
unleashing chaos once more,
working backwards – unraveling
God’s beautiful creation,
breaking his perfect world, un-
creating everything: turning life
to death, joy to sadness, hope to
despair, light to darkness, order
to chaos.

But God would once again turn
chaos to Joy.

This time not hovering over the
chaos.
But entering into it.
Taking the chaos into his own
heart.
Mending his broken world
And in mending it
Die.

For, one night, long ago in
Bethlehem,
Into the chaos of homelessness
and poverty
Into the chaos of breaking hearts
Into the chaos of darkness and
hate and tears and sickness and
dying …

A Light.

A Word.

A Child.

– Sally Lloyd-Jones

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