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Daily Inspiration - March 3, 2021

๐˜ˆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ. ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด; ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜‘๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, โ€œ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ?โ€ ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ต, ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ, โ€œ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ.โ€ ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜‘๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ, โ€œ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ; ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ.โ€ ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ; ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, โ€œ๐˜‹๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ; ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ.โ€ - Luke 8:42b-48

Now you might be saying to me, โ€œPastor Tim, I thought you were talking about intellectual healing this week. This passage is about physical healing!โ€ You are right. We are continuing to talk about intellectual healing, but this passage brought on a new way of thinking for me; you could say an intellectual healing. It was through this passage that an event happened leading me to rethink the way I see the world and Godโ€™s action in it.

Years ago, I was in a conversation with a friend who works in quantum physics. Now a little bit of confession is needed here. I was never a shining star in the study of science. As a matter of fact, the only way I could pass 10th grade Biology was that I sat behind young lady named Bette Bushore who was at the top of our class and who also wrote with large letters. Unbeknownst to her, I could see her answers and therefore I passed all our tests. Well anyway, this friend of mine, the quantum physicist, told me that this was his favorite passage. I asked him why. He proceeded to tell me about electrons and how they just bounce all over the place (my words). So, that when I get close enough to you, our electrons intermingle.

He continues, โ€œThe woman reaches out, not touching Jesus, but just touches the tip of his gown. Suddenly Jesusโ€™ holy and powerful electrons surge into her body stopping her bleeding, healing her, making her whole, and bringing her back into her family and community. Holy goodness this is science! This is physics! This is God in Jesus working through our atomic structure! Jesus feels the power turns around and says who touched me. That is a moment of science!โ€

It was in this encounter that led me to start reading scientific books starting with โ€œThe Double Helix.โ€ I continue to search and seek growth in my understanding creation. Now, everything I read I interpret through the mind of a theologian, but in his goodness, God uses science in an amazing way. The fact that we get these glimpses of God working in creation is just a marvelous gift. Growing--you could say healing--our knowledge of the cosmos.




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