The second law of thermodynamics “entropy” simply stated says all things slowly reduce from order to disorder. In other words, what was once new becomes old, what once was hot becomes cold, todays bread will soon gather mold, and when we think we are rich it is only fools gold.
We go to Church and we sit in a pew, like a flower on its stem just gathering dew.
What once was tall begins to droop, and what once stood straight begins to stoop.
The world grows cold and time runs down, the child on the swing goes up then down.
Then the swing goes empty with nothing to see, the child has passed to eternity.
So, what can we learn from this degeneration, this chaos and confusion? What the world learns is that there is no hope and that any advantage is from what can be gained at any particular moment, and by any method, because the “moment” is all that matters. The second law of thermodynamics governs the whole world of nature including the hearts and minds of lost mankind. Like all of the “laws” put into effect by the Creator God there is no escaping them. Up will be UP and down will be DOWN. What Christians can learn from this is that God can change times and seasons, and He can change the laws of nature.
With the fall of man came the institution of the laws of thermodynamics with its corruption of all things. “In the day that you sin you shall surely die” was God’s curse on all of nature including the flesh. Within this curse lay hidden the symbol and blessing of redemption. The second law of thermodynamics contains the hope that we look for. The death that this law prescribes is our prescription for life.
In the infinite wisdom of the Creator was laid out a path that all who will see life must embrace and walk. It is through the curse of death that we inherit life eternal. Many deceived “Christians” will, through their intense labor to protect and preserve life, inherit eternal death. In our world, i.e. the Christian world of the Kingdom, the second law of thermodynamics is turned on its head, and down becomes up, and death becomes life. This is why we understand that nonresistance to evil and separation from the world is the wisdom of God witnessed from the first day Adam and Eve were ejected from Eden. Therefore, let us accept this Second Law of Thermodynamics, not as the malignant curse on the world, but as the doorway of our hope and as an everlasting promise for those who believe.
“Death where is your sting”?