leopardThe smell of S’mores makes me sick (a very, very long story). The sight of a leopard might make a person scared. The feel of a slug might make when squeal. The sound of a predator might make one fearful. And the taste of escargot might make one vomit.

Each of the above things involved a negative feeling after using one of our five great senses. Some might question my reasoning in using the word “great” after just describing all those negative feelings. Now, here’s a little theology for your day.

Each of the negative feelings did not come from the senses. No, they came from the food, the leopard, the slug, the predator and the escargot, the senses only exposed these objects. But, think about how those senses helped you, although they gave a negative feeling.

The smell of the S’mores (eww) made me feel queasy and reminded me never to eat, blah, S’more pizza (I can barely write that without vomiting). The sight of the leopard will remind your mind to stay away from such fierce predators.

The feel of a slug reminds you not to get that on your hands and to never touch a slug again! The sound the predator made warns you to be on alert, unless you want to appeal to the predator’s tasting sense. And, finally, the bad taste of escargot (I’ve been told it tastes like “rubber coated with butter”) tells you to never eat it again.

Sure, all five senses didn’t give you the best feelings, but they all worked to your benefit. Just like if all the feelings resulting from the sense’s exposure were positive. You benefit from both good and bad feelings that are exposed by your senses.

Now, since we have established the benefits of your senses, no matter how you may feel about their work, you should have no problem seeing that God created the universe, right? Who else could have created such amazing works of art? Think you have an answer? Well, then watch the following: