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Our Relational Universe

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All around us lies evidence of a relational universe – atoms bonding, cells communicating, humans connecting. But have you ever wondered why so many of our relationships seem fractured? Why we feel the need to belong to groups yet resent others? The answer may lie in remembering our Creator.

  1. Our relational God created a relational universe. Everything from the subatomic particles to atoms, molecules, cells, organisms, etc relate to each other. The universe is relational from the bottom up.
  2. All of creation declares the handiwork of God and reveals His relational nature. Everything from the air we breathe to the objects we interact with show God’s fingerprints.
  3. Humans think they want to think well, but what they really desire most is belonging and acceptance. We frame issues and arguments based on which group we want to signal that we belong to.
  4. Sin fractures our relationship with God, our true source of belonging. When we are secure in God’s love and approval, we can think more clearly and freely, not dominated by the fear of human shame.
  5. We should view sin as fracturing our relationship with our relational Father God, not just as breaking impersonal laws. Our biggest need is to belong to God, not any human group.

Only by reconnecting with our heavenly Father can we truly think and relate well. When we find our belonging in Him, human shame loses its power over us. We can embrace others as fellow creatures made in His image. Let this be the moment you renew your relationship with your relational Creator. His loving hands shaped this universe – and you. Reach out to Him now, and discover the peace and clarity that come from truly belonging.


Hebrews 11:3, Romans 5:10, 1 Corinthians 7:12-15, Galatians 6:1

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