The paradox that is fallen man echoes sweetly and savagely in the natural world. The pain of the cosmos is, most essentially, a human tragedy. As God’s world, creation retains a fundamental integrity, what theologian Herman Bavinck calls its “unfathomable interrelationship.”Romans 8 tells us that creation feels its undesired futility. Wouldn’t it make sense that we would feel it, too? After all, nature’s futility is our fault! So, if you feel these days like anxiety is literally in the air, you might be right . . .
These few lines are from my article published on April 7 of this year in Tabletalk magazine's online edition. Please click here to read the rest.
 Herman Bavinck, Our Reasonable Faith (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1956), pp. 44-45. Cited in Daniel Strange, Their Rock is Not Like Our Rock (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014), p. 25.