Entropy is a law of the universe.
The law of entropy is that everything in the universe is continuously and irreversibly decaying.
All matter is degrading and all energy is dispersing.
Scientists have known this for years. Our world is dispersing into disorder - in other words, the world is winding down.
Our planet is decaying (which by the way completely discredits the theory of evolution).
The sun will burn out.
The rain forests are vanishing.
Different species of animals are becoming extinct by the thousands every year.
Your car falls apart by the mile. It rusts and decays.
Your body is wearing out and will eventually die.
Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 4:16, "Our physical body is becoming older and weaker."
Just look in the mirror!
A lot of us have furniture problems - our chest is dropping to our drawers.
Have I encouraged you yet? :) :)
Yet, there is hope!
Ephesians 1:21 teaches us that there is hope!
Paul speaks of Christ's power in Ephesians 1:19 - his "incomparably great power for us who believe. That power, Paul writes, is like the working of his mighty strength."
What that means, my friends, is that the same power that brought Christ back from the dead is within us as believers!
Because of that power - you and I can know that God is on our side, ready to help us meet each and every obstacle.
That God is always fighting against the forces of evil on our behalf.
That no human strength or spiritual power from the evil world (not even Satan himself) can deter or change God's inherent power.
But then Paul writes not only of Christ power, but his authority has well.
(Ephesians 1:21): "Far above all rule land authority (the laws of the universe including the law of entropy), power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come."
Christ's authority is far above any other. All laws, especially the laws of the universe bow at the feet of Jesus!
For we followers of Christ, instead of the world just fizzling out, we are heading toward a definite conclusion where Christ is Lord and God will make all things right!
Entropy is the law of the universe, but Christ is Lord over the universe.
Practical point today? We can rely upon Christ and his all-sufficient power and authority to meet our daily needs.
Just a thought for a Wednesday.