My wife and I are looking at houses and loan options. One option is a "contingency loan." If we make an offer on a house with a contingency loan our offer is only good if our house sells. No sale. No deal. That's what contingency looks like.
All life hinges on Christ. The world is on His shoulders. Humanity’s collective breath is contingent on God. This is what Paul meant when he said “In Him we live and move and have our being" and "in Him all things are held together."
God isn’t merely a religious idea that occupies one corner of our life- God is the fundamental mystery and great actuality our breath and world hinge on. We are dependent on Christ for existence. No God. No life. Contingent. Since we are literally dependent on God for existing the only sage thing to do is depend on Him.
The sun shining each day and there being the right amount of oxygen in our atmosphere is out of our hands. It’s contingent on a force. That force is God. The food we ate this morning and will eat today were contingent on God’s invention and implantation of nutrients, chemical energy, animal life and photosynthesis.