It has been one of those years so far, where quite a lot (some people would say “everything”) has gone wrong. The cooker, the washing machine, and the dishwasher for a start. The latter two have been replaced. Then, a slow puncture, and last week, the oil warning light in the car. I put in new oil, but that caused another problem! The warning light was on, but the oil level had been correct – it was the warning light sensor that was wrong. So all the extra oil I poured in had to be drained out, and the car needs a new sensor.
My printer stopped printing properly in colour, and so I ordered a replacement printhead. With the new printhead, it does not print at all. I could go on – but I’ll spare you.
When things go wrong, I feel that they should not. I sometimes blame the manufacturers. Maybe they are to blame, and maybe not. However, we live in a fallen world where all sorts of things have gone wrong, and continue to.
The fact that I feel that these problems should not occur is evidence to me that we were not designed for, or meant to live in, such a world. We were intended to live in a world where things do not go wrong, or break down. That was the world before sin entered, and that will be the world again for those who trust in Jesus and who are destined for heaven.
So, when things go wrong, my theology of a fallen world, of sin, and of our destiny being a far better place is confirmed. Thank God for Jesus!