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Leith Valley is a growing community of people who share a common faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that He alone can meet the deepest needs of humanity, and that a dynamic and growing relationship with Him is the most important thing in life.

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Most Recent Blog

Why I Believe - 4

Richard Dawson, 30 July 2015

Whether people admit it or not most of us live out of a story which tries to make sense of the world. Some call this narrative a ‘world-view’ though I suspect it isn’t nearly as neat and tidy as that title tends to make it sound. We live ‘through’ such a story because there is a deep instinct within us towards understanding –towards making sense of things. Something in us rejects the notion that the universe and everything within it is an accident and so is fundamentally irrational. From toddlers whose every second question is ‘Why?’ to adults who rail at the senseless death of a loved one we are all deeply challenged by the need to make sense of the universe… but how?
The Christian narrative, once understood in it’s wholeness has satisfied my deep need to do this. From its beginning with a loving God who creates in love a universe designed to reflect the nature of God to the injection of a dark poisonous draft of irrationality we call sin which has infected every part of that creation and especially us, to the redeeming work of the Son of God whose life, death and resurrection has swallowed up that darkness and made it light again by virtue of the same love which created the universe in the first place—the Christian story makes sense of everything. Which is not the same as saying everything that happens is sensible or right. Quite the opposite. The universe must still be recreated in the image of Christ; the story is not complete, darkness still reigns in certain areas and must still be resisted. But, as they say, Sunday is coming! And on that day we rejoice in a new creation that makes perfect sense!

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