The Implications of a Created Order Posted on April 20, 2018 by Elizabeth To hear my blog post read aloud, just click the play button. If you’re reading this in an email, you may have to click here to hear the post on my site. http://madesacred.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/The-Implications-of-a-Created-Order.mp3 There is a created order. There is an outward created order. This is what scientists attempt to discover. There is an inward created order. This is what poets attempt to discover. The truth of this created order is what we Christ followers attempt to discover. If it is true that there is a created order to everything (and I do believe that this is indeed what Scripture indicates), then the way we think about everything matters. Every aspect of the way we live matters. There is no separation between God and work or family or government or health or… anything. If there is a created order then there are implications for all spheres of life. There is a way we were meant to consume food and material things. There is a way we were meant to grow crops and tend animals. There is a way we were meant to shepherd our imaginations and order our emotions. If there is a created order then we should be seeking the truth of how we should follow that order in more areas than simply our churches and our private worship. We should be seeking to know and have the mind of Christ, to see all things through Christ’s eyes. Living a cruciform life involves all the nooks and crannies of our lives. This takes a great bending of our wills. It is a bending that I, admittedly, am not ready to undertake in all of my crevices. I think it is worth contemplating, however. Perhaps the contemplation is the precursor to the work of bending my will so that I am able to live out this created order in all things. This beautiful, created order.