Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park: Paradox

Pastor Sarah Clark
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a place where new earth is being created all the time. Literally. Here, along the Pacific Coast, you can see earth just a few years young or, when lava flows freely from Kilauea, only hours old. Creating new earth is a noisy, smelly process here – where gasses steam to the surface and firey lava consumes everything in its path. We usually think of death as following life, not the other way around. This park’s perspective invites us to consider the ways that God dwells in the thin spaces between life and death. What assurance or hope does this invite us to?