Spring is coming and with it, new life.
This almost became Wednesday's Word on Friday, because blogger would not cooperate. But here we are up and running.
I have one little piece more to say about Handel's Messiah, continuing on from last week's word.
Jennens, the man who compiled the Scripture verses for "Messiah" and submitted them to Handel for music, didn't choose his verses unthinkingly. Apparently he was highly concerned about the rise and popularity of Deism that had percolated through the church during the time that we call The Enlightenment. This was a time when the Age of Reason flourished and anything supernatural or miraculous was discarded as merely superstition and Science became the new 'God'. Deists state that man is in charge of his own fate and God has no interest in intervening in the affairs of men.
Hmm. Interesting. The more things change, the more they stay the same! Most of academia today is either deist or downright atheist. They have the right to choose their own beliefs of course, but I personally can't think that it is 'reasonable' to trust science as having the answers to everything. Science changes its mind too often and often reverses itself. Of course science is in a state of flux because a tenet of science is to discover truth and for the scientist more 'truth' is always waiting to be discovered. "ever learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth" 2 Tim 3:7
But TRUTH, if it be truth, does not change. Jesus said "I am the TRUTH..."
As Jennens would say, He is "the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace..."