Life Through the Lens: Why not a square world?

Kevin Schrapel considers a strange idea.

This post was contributed by Kevin Schrapel, and is the author’s personal opinion.

Some time ago, a friend who had been through a family sadness told me she had decided to read the Bible and learn more about this God that her sister and other people she knew talked about.

A couple of days ago, I asked, “How’s the Bible reading going?”

Understanding the question came from a friendly interest, and with a knowing smile, she said, “It comes and goes, but I am talking to God.

“The other day I was talking to him and I asked, ‘God, you can do anything, so why did you make the world round and not square?”

My expression must have said something, because before I could comment, she went on: “Well, I think he could have made it square, and I just wondered why he chose to make it round.

“I haven’t got an answer yet, but I know one day I’ll understand why.”

My logical mind could immediately visualise all sorts of problems.

Then the light bulb went on: “Oh for such an uncomplicated faith!”

God himself tells us in his word that he made everything.

He then looks at all he has made and makes a comment: “That is very good!”

So there is no godly reason why he could not have made a square world.

I know, it does your head in a bit.

However, more important than having the power or ability to make the world, whatever the shape, is his powerful love for the world and all on it, including you, me and all our friends and families.

His word tells us, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Surprisingly, this mighty God, who is so powerful, is more interested in building a two-way friendship of love and respect with all people, even though we often turn our backs on him.

Check out his words: “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:8).

The God of love made the world, but he is more focused on you and helping you live a life of forgiven friendship with him every day.

That is why Jesus died: so you and his great, powerful, and loving father can be friends.

Do you have doubts?

Sounds too easy?

Talk to Him about it.

May God watch over you.

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