The Special of the Day... From the Orange Moon Cafe...
"Worshipping and Wondering"
We recently visited the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. I have always been interested in the space program, beginning in the early 1960s, when the United States rushed to develop our capability to leave earth's atmosphere and ultimately journey to the moon. While not following the program as closely as I did during my childhood, I remain fascinated as an adult by the human achievements accomplished by NASA and so many dedicated, hardworking, brilliant, and imaginative people. Current plans involve manned space flight to Mars in the not too distant future, a goal that will surely require incredible planning, diligence, and brave astronauts willing to make countless sacrifices to visit another planet.
"That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world" (John 1:9).
My wife Frances and I were both amazed by another aspect of imagination and achievement while visiting the Space Center. That is, we marveled in the realization that all human endeavor requires the knowledge, understanding, and wisdom of God for every accomplishment. He makes us, gives to us "life and breath, and all things, and enables us to use our minds for discovery of the wonders that begin and proceed from His mind (Acts 17:25). Of course, we do not always realize or remember the Divine origin of human doings, and some people do not even believe in the God whose illumination guides their way. It nevertheless remains true that our ability to learn, understand, plan, organize, and achieve requires God-given capacities we use for doing whatever we do. "O, I know Lord that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps" (Jeremiah 10:23).
I love to appreciate the amazing things people do, realizing their dedicated application to things imagined, created, and accomplished. I love to appreciate even more that all human achievement requires the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of our Creator. We can do nothing without the capabilities He built into us, and without the breath He gives to do whatever we do. So, a visit to Kennedy Space Center led to a visit to the Throne of God for Frances and myself, worshipping while wondering at the things people have done by using the gifts our Lord has provided for inspiration, inquiry, imagination, and implementation.
"In Him we live and move and have our being."
Weekly Memory Verse
In Him we live and move and have our being.
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