As we now move into summer,
with its inherent expectations of rest and vacation,
We recently considered selections from Romans 8 in worship,
including a verb in Romans 8:28 typically translated “works together”—
“all things work together ….”
That’s actually the Greek verb from which we get our word “synergy.”
So I have offered before the translation:
“Thank God there is a synergy for good for those committed to love
even within circumstances far from good.”
One significant etymological observation
with so much relevance for us:
the word “synergy” (working together)
also contains the root for our word “energy,”
itself rooted in the Greek word ergon (which means work)—
think about it,
that energy is rooted in good work,
not work in an abundance of energy.
We think, “Well, we’ll work together on the redeeming of creation
when we have some energy for that.”
But the energy comes from the doing of good and meaningful work—
being part of the synergy for good.
It’s important to get the order right
or the work won’t be done,
and there won’t be energy—and synergy
for the redeeming of all creation.
So get to work!
depends on it.
* (Warning: contains commentary on our living.
Some restrictions do apply.
Within our limited time we do not offer
weekly sabbath rest to our schedule.
We do not honor jubilee.
We do not get the rest we should.
Final offer subject to your approval.) *