As I write this prayer, we have experienced a rare earthquake on the east coast, and a hurricane is headed in our direction. The BIG GOD theme is on point.
Father, this is my take on original sin. A literal interpretation of Genesis is not required. It seems obvious to me:
We are flawed, both people and planet. The software and hardware have bugs. That’s your construct, and it's beyond my understanding.
The upside: You are in control. That is my interpretation of Scripture. It is my personal experience.
Despite appearances, evil does not have the upper hand. Hitler, Mao and Milosevic did not have the last word in their time. African genocide and 21st century terrorism are our generational plagues, but they will pass.
Creation groans for the promised melding of heaven and earth when the imperfections are removed.
While we wait, we must depend on you. Self-sufficiency is misguided.
While we wait, we must be at work for you. Selfish pursuits are misdirected.
Big flaws. Big job. Big hope. BIG GOD. Amen.