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What We Should Remember About Life

by Gene Poore

As we mature, life’s events attach curses or blessings to our memory. We

create songs and sing of near-universal experiences--good or bad--and daydream
about yesteryear enchantments or tremble in nightmarish fear. Few of us browse
through our memory antique shop without spotting items worthy of “remember when”
Although we rarely think beyond our ego, what we remember about life
interrupts our hunt for reality. We remember hearing or reading that a Higher
Power “Formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the
breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (GEN 2:7).
Sadly, too many egos dispute a Higher Power created humankind. Each naysayer
would rather reason, instead, a slimy, crawly sea creature evolved into swinging
critters on a limb, who, today, drive eighteen wheelers or perform brain surgery.
If we evolved from slimy, crawly sea creatures into truckers and surgeons, how did
that slimy, crawly sea creature find existence? What inert power from where
programmed such an organism? Or is a Higher Intellect defiantly the cause, and the
progress evolves according to that Higher Power’s timetable?
Despite what each of us believe, humans are where we are today because a
beginning occurred. As puny humans, the only certainty to our thoughts reveals
that we are incapable of duplicating such a cosmic beginning. Like making biscuits
from “scratch” . . . We can’t, because we can’t make the scratch.
Although we remain inquisitive and unsure about our beginning, and we know
we are not responsible for humanity’s beginning, as humans we continue seeking
higher power sources for that beginning. While we search for truth, we should give
the Higher Power a name. Why not keep the Higher Power’s name that has penetrated
the eons? God.
Then, when we read from Genesis to Revelation with an open mind, we might
discover God exists. If convinced God exists, what difference does God’s gender
make if God extends cruel, merciful, wrathful, or loving arms. We each have those
traits, which we should if created in God’s image.
If God created flesh, God created flesh for a purpose like the potter
manipulates his clay. Thus, we must reflect attitudes heavenward that say, “Thou
art worthy . . . To receive glory and honor and power: for thou has created all
things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” (REV. 4:11). That we
should remember about life . . . From life’s beginning to life’s end.

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