Archaeologists recently discovered that the ancient Mayans of Tikal, in what is modern-day Guatemala, had uncovered an incredibly advanced water filtration system. Soil samples show they filled their reservoirs with zeolites: pieces of volcanic material that could filter out big bits of debris and invisible microbes which could cause disease.
One researcher observed that the Mayans probably didn’t understand why the zeolites worked. They just saw that they did; so they used them. Isn’t that a great metaphor for God’s natural law?
For a culture that largely denies the existence of God, we sure have a lot of scientific data showing us that His law works best. Even the most entrenched atheists can’t ignore that stable, monogamous marriages produce the healthiest children, that sexual promiscuity is dangerous, and that virtues like forgiveness and forbearance are essential to healthy communities.
This is an opportunity for Christians to unlock the mystery of why these things work. The way of Jesus is the best way for us; and that’s true because our Creator knows and loves us.
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