Life in a Nutshell
Do you feel you are living your life in a Nutshell? Life in a Nutshell is something that explains your life in one sentence. It is a summary of one's self in one phrase or idea. Life in this nutshell has existed for thousands of years. It is a place where God lives and a place where he created us to live. It is a place where we know who we are because we know him and we invite him to know us. It is a place of reason and responsibility that seems to be slowly slipping away. God created an environment specifically designed to meet our needs and desires. We have air to breathe, water to drink, food to eat, sun for warmth and light. Everything is precisely balanced to make life not only possible but enjoyable. God created humanity with the desire and ability to create community. it is hard wired in us. The creator who creates with his words created creatures that are able to create community by joining together. You cant create a child a family or a nation alone. We need each other. The primary reason God made community a necessity for the human race is because we are created to be like him. Let us make man in our image, in our likeness Genesis 1:26. God created us to experience the joy of living in true community. He gave Adam and Eve to each other and promised them the earth. Then he created a day, one holy day for one holy purpose n which he promised he would stop his creative activity and commune with us. I wonder if the couple in the garden recognized how precious what they had was before they lost it. I wonder how many times Adam and Eve looked back longing for the Home they once knew and wished they were still sinless and naive.
For thousands of years God has called his people back to community - back to unity - back into his image and he continues to call today. Be he will not make us obey, God never forces the human will. He gives us complete freedom and with freedom comes responsibility of choice. What choice will you make? How brightly are you willing to let God's image shine in you and through you? The choice is yours! There is room in the nutshell. Won't you come in ? You belong here!