"Of Comets Without Tails, and Eyes Without Vision"
NASA reported yesterday that it has discovered a tail-less comet, the first ever observed. A spokesman said that the finding will possibly help in ongoing research regarding the origin of our solar system and the universe at large.
I, for one, am not buying it. How would the discovery of a comet missing the usual trailing gases cause God to personally communicate with NASA regarding the matter of His creative process? Because that's the only way any human being will ever learn any really worthwhile information about the how, when, and what of creation.
"Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou Me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the cornerstone thereof; when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" (Job 38:3-7).
I am not at all opposed to scientific research. I do believe, however, that many scientists, while learning much about the function of the universe, fall woefully short regarding the foundations thereof. Things like that happen when you attempt to exclude God from the research lab. He alone was there at the beginning. Moreover, He has already communicated the portion of His creative process that human beings need to know. Scripture tells us that God made all things, sustains all things, and all things are inexorably moving toward the fulfillment of His eternal purpose in the Lord Jesus Christ. "The Lord hath made all things for Himself" (Proverbs 16:4). Regarding origins, scientists make valid observations only when thy kneel before the Word of God before and as they seek truth in the world of God. "In Thy light shall we see light" (Psalm 36:9).
A comet without a tail. It means something, no doubt. I suspect, however, that the Lord will not personally inform NASA regarding the reasons for the interesting exclusion. He has rather informed all by His Word that creation exists for the glory of His Son. Scripture communicates all we need to know about origins, and a lifetime of reading and study will not fully yield every aspect of such Truth we can discover in God's Word. Only therein can we "see light" regarding foundations that help us to rightly understand our observations of a wondrous creation made by a far more wondrous Creator.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."
"The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things which are made, even His eternal power and godhead."
Weekly Memory Verse
We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
(II Corinthians 4:7