Do you remember from science class—the Law of Entropy? “The universe tends toward disorder.” That “winding down” of the universe has only been happening since the First Sin. Isn’t exciting to know that when God restores all things, the universe—the world—will go back to operating the way it was originally intended.

 

THE UNIVERSE TENDS…

…toward disorder.
Papa,
Nature’s law
Says the world is falling apart.
I knew that.
I think we all know it.
Keys get lost.
Relationships crumble.
Loved ones die.
Favorite shoes wear out.
But in the beginning…

In the beginning, it was not so.
When You made the heavens and the earth,
You spoke and it all fit together and ran,
Perfectly.
Like clockwork.
Only better.

And still You speak,
In the face of death and disorder,
Making all things new,
Little by little,
Moment by moment.
Renewing my heart.
My home.
My world.
Until some day, once again,
You will have the last word,
And all will be restored.
Running together perfectly.
Like clockwork.
Only better.


marcia-headshot-225x300In her childhood and teen years, Marcia Gunnett Woodard immersed herself in reading, almost becoming the characters in the books she read. By her later teens, she had begun to experience the joy and fulfillment in creating a world and drawing the reader in through the use of words. She went on to study English and writing at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Since then, she has enjoyed trying her hand at a variety of writing forms, including fiction, poetry, and scriptwriting. Although she still lives less than 100 miles from her birthplace, she has traveled internationally and shared with groups as near as local school and university groups and as far away as Vladimir, Russia.

When she isn’t writing, she enjoys camping, traveling, sewing, playing word games, and surrounding herself with family (husband, children and grandchildren) and friends (both real and imaginary).

In her own words: “I believe the power of story is one of the strongest forces in the world. Did you know the words parable (a story) and parabola (a geometric arc) have the same origin? I want to use the parabolic arc of story to launch projectiles of truth into barricaded minds and hearts. The upcoming generations are people of story. If I’m going to reach them to become people of The Story, it will most often be through storytelling.”
Connect with Marcia online:
Blog: www.itsallaboutmarcia.blogspot.com
Twitter: @MarGunWoo
Email: m.g.woodard@gmail.com