Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Final, Extreme, Epic Creativity

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We are good at devaluing. Look at our economy: the value of the dollar is constantly falling. Property values are down, inflation is up, things cost more.
Your immediate thought may be to blame others (elected officials, political party, other countries). And in doing so, we devalue personal responsibility.

Human life? We have devalued it to the point where the argument has become about "choice" rather than about "life".

And what about our language? Words that had one meaning 20, 10, even five years ago have been devalued to commonplace.

Final used to mean ending, complete, conclusive. If that were true, how can there be a Final Fantasy XIV available for game systems?

Extreme used to identify the outer reaches of, the utmost, the farthest. Now what was once considered extreme in our culture is simply ordinary.

And then of course there is the term epic. Heroic, majestic, impressively great are original definitions. Now anyone can take an iPhone video and post on YouTube where it can easily be tagged as epic.

I am choosing the words Final, Extreme, and Epic to describe the creativity that God used in ransoming the human race (which by the way Christians are celebrating as "the Resurrection" this Sunday, as opposed to Easter, which has taken on a devalued meaning in our culture).

When faced with the enormous task of redeeming mankind, God conceived the most extraordinary and creative plan ever: sacrificing His own sinless Son for the sins of all humanity: past, present, and future.

It was final, in that it was complete and conclusive. It was extreme, in that it reached out to the utmost, the farthest. It was epic, in that it was heroic, majestic, impressively great.

Pretty creative, I must say.

Question: What are your thoughts on the final, extreme, and epic Creativity that God used in reaching mankind? Share your thoughts below in comments. 

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