Friday, September 10, 2010

I Wanna Be Like The Atmosphere-

I occasionally post little writing compositions of mine here. Here's another(quite possibly far fetched) one. I dunno, these are just what goes on inside my head. It's my take on theology.

In school, I am taking Comprehensive Earth Science. Today we had a very interesting lesson, so interesting I took four pages of notes*(three and a half more pages then I normally take, folks:)). It was titled Earth System Interactions, and it was just cool. It was about the 5 "spheres" in earth science and how they relate.
And just in case you are not taking Comprehensive Earth Science, here's a refresher: Cryosphere(ice), Biosphere(life), geosphere(earth), hydrosphere(water) and atmosphere(air surrounding earth.)

The one I think is the most important is the atmosphere. Why? It's what stands between earth and space. It's the first to receive whatever enters earth from space and the last to encounter whatever comes out from earth. It's the boundary between abundant life and eternal, empty void.

Scientifically, it's the main thing that controls and distributes heat, which fuels all the other spheres. It absorbs some, reflects some, transmits some. It controls how much energy enters the earth surface. It is made of nitrogen and oxygen and other gas. It makes all the difference.

Do I make a difference?
 Am more important than a bunch of gas? To most of the world, I'm not. 

I think God made us to be kinda like the atmosphere-We are in contact with God. God pours his love into us so we can distribute it to others. Unlike the atmosphere, we aren't in control of distribution. God makes his will known. We absorb some, reflect some, transmit some. 

How much are we reflecting?
How much are we transmitting?

Like the atmosphere, God uses humans to control how much love enters and leaves the earth. To many, we(Christians) are what stands between others and an eternal empty void.  Sometimes we just absorb all the love(Yeah God, thanks for all the love! Thanks for everything! It's great!)
Sometimes we reflect it.(Uh...God, I don't want to go talk to that homeless person. So yeah, I'm just going to pretend I didn't hear you.)

We've got to transmit it. Because we are more than
5 × 1018 kg of 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.039% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.

No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.
Matthew 5:15

Like I said, that's my take on theology. Tell me what you think(if it's good. Cause, yah, you know, I don't have much of a self esteem).

 *No Ms. McCawley, I am not counting this post as part of my notes. Does this look like notes? Does this look like it's written in purple gel with green highlighter? Does this look like it's in my blue striped Comprehensive Earth Science notebook? Good.

1 comment:

  1. Cool. So you can hear him, too? You feel the promptings of the Holy Ghost? I didn't know other religions believed that....


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