Thoughts for Sunday

Right from the start, humans wondered, hoped, and experimented with what it would be like to be free of God’s Word. It’s so confining and limiting. What if there was a more ‘free’ way of living. Why can’t we just live by our own choices, follow our desires, and find out good and evil on our own? Isn’t there another, better, word by which to live? That’s exactly what happened. In the garden the fruit was eaten, and now the knowledge of evil is unleashed. We can’t control it. Instead, this knowledge is unleashed upon us; it frightens us, causes worry, and troubles all of human existence. What is God to do with such wayward human creatures?

—Pastor Lars Olson