You fill the streams
with fresh water.
You turn rivers
You light the morning
You light the evening
You are both day . . .
You are death.
You are life.
In my creative interpretation of a part of Psalm 74, I portray a God as a container of opposites, a monotheistic and sometimes-appearing monistic God who is in control of life and death. Not an evil God. Even though He dries up rivers and eventually turns us all into dust.
God and Evil
He is an intriguing God. He could melt the sun, turning our planet to into ice. But He doesn’t. What about an earthquake that kills thousands of people? Isn’t that evil. Isn’t God responsible for it? Not necessarily.
God created our planet and the physical laws of the universe for His own hidden purposes. He didn’t intend to do evil. The earth’s geologic plates moving adheres to the laws of nature, which allows destruction. However, it is not a moral infraction. It is part of the price we pay for living in the created, physical universe.
The mind of God is of an intricate design, multi-layered and precise, containing meaning and wisdom beyond our imagining. Quantum physics is only beginning to discover the intricacies of the physical universe. And God designed it all . . . effortlessly.
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