November 24, 2009

Is There a God?


A famous potter, while walking along a lonely stream, discovered a bank of the purest clay he had ever seen. He immediately ran home for a bucket, returned to the stream and dug a large quantity of the clay which he placed securely in his studio.


After a brief vacation, he returned to his home and discovered the clay was gone, but in it’s place the workroom was filled with the most  colorful, beautifully shaped and intricately designed pottery he had ever seen.


The potter was confused because the workroom was locked securely. The dust on the floor was undisturbed and the kiln was not used.


Logic and common sense will not permit us to believe the pottery  made itself.  It could not have just happened. Someone was responsible.


Yet there are those who believe the delicate beauty of a Columbine, the power and bulk of a Blue Whale and all the wonders of nature are merely happenings ___ accidental structures that in some inexplicable manner without purpose or direction from some creative power just happen to come together.


The beauty and the complexity of the plant, animal and human life we see around us points to a deliberate Designer who not only created us and the world  in which we live, but sustains it as well.


Blessings from Gpa Westerdahl