Recently in the mail, we received some weird piece of plastic & some directions about how to fix some design error on a lawn chair that we bought a few months ago. When we buy new things, we expect them to basically be perfect & function properly. If this doesn’t happen, we get upset.
I’ve been thinking about the whole idea of design flaws & what this looks like in humanity. It seems to me that every person on the planet has some kind of flaw or shortcoming – too tall, too short, too poor, too rich, too selfish, too mean, too weak, etc. We often spend some part of our lives trying to fix or remediate these flaws or weakspots. It’s been my experience that any efforts I’ve expended on these flaws / weakspots that have not included God have not only been a waste of time, but often turn out to be harmful. This has led me to think about how God has designed us – perhaps we have these shortcomings due not only to sin, but also because God has designed us to need our Creator – to be the fundamental relationship & source in our lives. Just something to consider 🙂