What God Does with Chaos and Order in Our Lives

What happens when the good news about Jesus Christ meets chaos in our world? Does God flatten out the uniqueness of people as he brings order to our messy lives? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Jessica LaGrone explains the heart of God in creating a world in which people can flourish.

Are you interested in studying more about order & chaos, and listen with attunement to what God is doing during a chaotic season in your life? Inspired by the powerful picture of creation in Genesis 1:2, Jessica LaGrone’s book Out of Chaos challenges the hope-destroying belief that God has abandoned us in our broken relationships, our pain, and our grief. In the midst of our out-of-control lives, God is there, and he specializes in making new things from the chaos that threatens to drown us. When we experience chaos in our own lives and everything feels like it is falling apart, God is just getting started. When the Spirit of God hovers, chaos can give birth to hope. Get the book study from our store here.

“The more I considered Christianity, the more I found that while it had established a rule and order, the chief aim of that order was to give room for good things to run wild.” (G. K. Chesterton)

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2 Responses

  1. Love this Jessica! Thanks for sharing. I share the same love of God that is told in the beginning of the Bible….. of the first things we learn about Him is that He is creative!

  2. refreshing take on day one. I wasn’t introduced to this interpretive lens until recently. The idea of Trinity ordering to make an uninhabitable space habitable of course brings into the field of the lens the idea of “evil”. NO: I DON’T KNOW WHY THERE IS EVIL. If “evil” or “hostilities” as Tim Mackie I believe calls the powers hostile against God; if evil lives and exists and has it’s “being” in chaos then maybe it follows that we can look out into a world in seeming chaos without hating it? Maybe we can’t “fix” it. Maybe we could be “living sacrifices” in the shadows as God’s “light” shines through us? sdg b. lacy

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