Friday, 1 January 2016

2016: Everything Still Reminds Us of Christ

Intelligently designed fireworks over Paris in 2013. Image courtesy of Yann Caradec, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Joel Kontinen

In 1970, Irish schoolgirl Rosemary Brown, who used – and still uses – the name Dana, won the Eurovision song contest with a touching love song called All Kinds of Everything.

While the world has changed a lot since 1970, all kinds of everything still remind us of what should be most important for us, namely Jesus Christ.

We still count our years from His birth, although no one knows its exact time. We still see evidence of His brilliant design in the world around us. Even fireworks remind us that they have to be designed intelligently.

And the bad things we saw this new year, namely the terrorist threats in Germany and the fires in Dubai, also remind us of His Word – namely, that along with death and suffering, thorns and thistles, they are a result of the Fall.