Wednesday, November 19, 2008

We are amazing...

I was giving advice to a group of friends when I coined the below:

"It’s like learning to walk, if you haven’t learned how to fall down, you’ll never be able to stand without fear."

I wanted to share it, since it is so true. Observe a child, in all of their awkwardness they truly operate without fear.

Why is that? Well, simple of course. A child is truly born innocent, and fear has not yet been defined for them. Learning to walk is something I think we all take for granted. We struggled; none of us were born walking as seen in nature. The powerful horse, the enormous elephant, and the lanky giraffe, are all born able to walk. We, as humans, crawl before we walk. Yet, in trying, we fall, and fall, and fall. Determined, we pull ourselves up again and again. Then, one day, we just walk and never look back.

I am often amazed at how wonderful we really are. If someone honestly thinks we were actually made from ‘space junk’ and ‘evolved from single celled organisms’, you are only kidding yourself. If your ‘theory’ held water, then why are there 8 other empty planets, from that same space junk, orbiting our sun? Why has no meteorite ever contained any living organism. In the immortal words of the C&C Music Factory…”things that make you go hmmm”.

Or in the truly beautiful words of scripture;

Gen 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Interesting to note, those familiar with scripture, that man and woman were created last of all creatures. This was in honor and favor; honor for that man was the advancement of less perfect creatures; and favor was to have man in a place that was designed for him.

I am so blessed to have returned home to live in Colorado. I can breathe in the fresh air as it was meant to be breathed (mostly free of man made pollution). I can look outside any window and view the most amazing of panoramas. At night, as the sun is tucking itself behind the mountains, the most wonderful skylines are created of blue, red, orange, and purple.

Space junk, get real Karl Sagan.

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