About Jesus - Steve (Stephen) Sweetman
A Life Of Entropy
Entropy is the process
by which all things, nothing excluded, are in the process of decay that
leads to death. It was God
Himself who introduced the reality of entropy into creation, as seen
with the word "die" in Genesis 2:17.
"... but you must
not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you
eat from it you will certainly die."
It was also God who
plunged all of creation into a life of decay and death, as seen in the
events of Genesis 3 and the wording of Romans 8:20 and 21.
"For the creation
was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of
the one [God] who subjected it, in hope that the creation
itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the
freedom and glory of the children of God."
We will all suffer the
effects of entropy until heaven and earth are replaced by an
entropy-free heaven and earth (Revelation 21:1). Until
then, everyone, including Christians, suffer decay that ends in death.
Even Jesus suffered the entropic life, as is implied in Hebrews
"For this reason he
[Jesus] had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order
that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to
God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people."
Jesus was just as much
fully human while on earth as He was fully divine.
He got tired. He
would have caught colds and had the odd head ache.
He would have suffered all of life's unpleasant decay-filled
realities, just like you and I suffer from them.
Now that I am completing
my seventieth year of life, it is quite evident that the process of
decay that leads to death is intensifying.
Over the years, I, like you, have experienced the effects of
entropy. There were failed
aspirations, unachieved expectations, disappointing losses, life
threatening sickness, and all of the rest of an entropic life.
Despite it all, I have picked myself up, and with help from
Jesus, have moved on with my life. In
the end, I can say that I have had a blessed life.
To the degree, then,
that you and I can accept our present decay and death reality, will be
the degree to which you and I can manoeuvre our way through our
God-decreed entropy inflicted environment without being overwhelmed by
it. When it's all said and
done, you and I will stand before our Lord and thank Him for the
eternally-blessed life we are about to enter.