In the academic arena of physics a field is an area of influence. A field theory is an attempt to explain the behavior of electrons, photons, etc. when their fields (gravitational and magnetic) interact. The theory of quantum entanglement espouses the concept that once influenced always influenced no matter how distant the particles, etc. become from each other. A shared past will have affected the other’s properties. This affect can be seen any time into the future.
This is amazingly duplicative of human interactions. Each of us emanates a field of influence (like it or not). Each of us is affected by contact with each other. You will never be the same having read this far in this devotional. This truth is a solemn reality that whatever we read, whatever we watch, whatever conversations we have, whatever classes we attend, whatever anything alters our characters and personalities. It is a two sided coin. We are affected and others are affected by us.
Like quantum physics the alteration is permanent. You and I are a product of the environment into which we were born and the environment we have chosen and continue to choose to create for ourselves. This is why there has never been someone like us and there will never again be someone like us. We are incredibly unique and yet incredibly the same as each other because of this interactive affectation. If we are to rightfully call ourselves Christians (Christ-like) we need to be in contact with Him. It is possible. He promised, “Lo, I am with you always.” It is no wonder He said, “By their fruits you will know them.” We are what we touch, feel, see and hear.
Written by Roger Bothwell on July 22, 2014
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