Finitude, Creation, and a Well-Mowed Lawn
As I have been thinking about the theme of an upcoming conference we are hosting — on Makers — a number of thoughts have occurred to me. One of them is that God makes things for his pleasure, and so should we. This edifying thought is complicated both by our finitude and by our sinfulness, but we have to work through those complications. Giving up on the imitation of God because of our sinfulness is not resisting that sinfulness, but rather succumbing to it.
Why is it that we take such satisfaction in a job well done? We can see this particular pleasure rise up in ourselves in virtually any task — from a well-mowed lawn up to the high end of doing fancy tricks with a super-collider. Why is it that we like to stand and stare at the job just completed?
The answer is found in the creation…