Entropy and the Holy Spirit

 

The first time I heard about Newton’s Second Law of Thermodynamics was in chem. 104. Dr. Moran said something about things going from a state of order to a state of disorder and energy neither is created nor destroyed but changes form (Newton’s First Law.)

It was one of those moments where I was struck with the magnitude of such a thing and was without words (Yugen in Japanese) So, Dr. M., all energy ends up as heat energy dissipated throughout the cold vastness of empty space?

More or less, yes.

I was depressed. Things go from a state of order to a state of disorder unless work (energy provides the ability to do work) is put into the system? But it is true, it takes no effort for your room or your car or your transcripts to go from neat and ordered to a hot mess and everyone needs to work hard to keep the various elements of their lives in order.

It is no different in the spiritual realm.

Just before He went back to heaven, Jesus said He would send the Holy Spirit to empower us and help us do the work that we were given to do.

This is the ubercool part: the Holy Spirit is depicted as a dove, tongues of fire, and wind. A bird in flight is very energetic, wind is caused by two different frontal systems and a lot of energy can be harnessed via windmills and fire is highly energetic but we need to constantly being filled (present tense) or we will start becoming disordered the mystery is the Holy Spirit is *God* and will never run out of power to do the work He purposes here in this as well as any parallel universes.

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2 responses to “Entropy and the Holy Spirit

  1. Just finishing my train of thought at the end, the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity (aka God) and He isn’t part of a closed system in other words, you can’t put God in a box even if the box is the entire universe (how cool is that?)

  2. Ann Y Stokes

    Love this. It’s what I needed to hear since there are some place of disorder I need to attend to. Knowing the Holy Spirit is a never-ending Source of supernatural power to accomplish all God asks of us….well, that’s Good News Part II.

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