Good Morning October 13

Columbus Day recognizes the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. It also highlights the quest for discovery. The actual record of what the new arrivals did when they got here is quite a mixed bag, but that is a whole other story. What is notable here is that there is something in mankind that drives him to discover. Whether it was the quest by sea to the west centuries ago, or our current desire to explore Mars, we are driven to discovery. One of the current Nobel winners received the prize for a microscope technique that allows observation down to the molecular level. What does all of this say about us? I think it is another of the many marks of being created by God and for God. We could say that it is part of God’s image moving us to share in His creative activity. Or we might say that, because of sin, we are separated from God, and are seeking to discover our way to return. There are other answers, but it does leave us something to ponder as we think about who we are and who God created us to be. And further, how do we use this drive to bring honor to His name?

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