24 Aug. '17 Penning
I love the word intentional. It is a word I like to use when speaking about education. I used it often when I was coaching sports and teaching. It was one word that was used so the students would think about the motions and strategies were using. I always want the students to think about what they are doing and why they are doing it. Eventually, their intention become natural and they no longer have to think about it.
Monday was the Solar Eclipse. Calvary Lutheran School joined us on our campus for the viewing. It rained when they arrive and when they left, but we were able to see most of the eclipse from beginning to totality! It was dark enough that the lights in the parking lot turned on and the crickets started chirping. It reminded me of God’s intentionality in creation. Genesis 1:31 says: “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.” When God was creating the Earth, there was nothing created by accident. Everything He created was intentional. God creating the sun to be approximately 400 times bigger than the moon and about 400 times further away than the Earth. There was no accident there. God was intentional about His creation! God knew thousands of years ago, we would view His intentional creation. He also knows what tomorrow brings. Jesus is the same, yesterday and today and forever.