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For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. Romans 8:20-21

This fall, I will be going to graduate school in the field of historic preservation. Historic preservation is the protection, conservation, and restoration of object, buildings, and other things valuable to the human story. Thus, the idea of restoration is an important one for me. And, according to the passage above, it is important to understanding human destiny.

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“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelation 4:11

Last week I went down with the family for our annual trip to Camp Susque, a Christian camp in Trout Run in north-central Pennsylvania. The above verse is the theme Scripture passage for Susque. While I stayed in a lodge with running water, electricity, and other modern conveniences, I still got to get away from the stress of life and enjoy family, good Bible teaching, and the creation of God. I hiked mountains, swam in cold spring water, and sat around campfires. And reveled in the wonder of creation.

Modern science in many ways seems to contradict what God has revealed to us in his Word about Creation and the beginning of all things. I don’t understand how all of it works out, but I do trust the word of the Creator over the word of his creations. God created this world, and it is through him that the world holds together.
Last week, as I gazed down into Lycoming Valley from lookout-points on Lookout and Rattlesnake mountains, I was reminded once again of the wonder of God’s creation. The whole universe is a master-song of praise to the creator. Yes, it has been marred horribly by sin, but God works the ugliness and tragedy into the piece, bringing about a beautiful work of redemption that makes the song only greater.

We live in a world of wonder, and live under a wonderful Creator.