Good Mornng November 13

The European Space Agency has just accomplished a great feat. They landed a probe on a comet. It’s an effort that cost $10 billion dollars, thousands of man hours, and many years to accomplish. The probe is sending back data they hope will give more clues to the origins of the universe. They are to be lauded for this amazing accomplishment. I am, by no means, anti-science, but these great efforts always raise questions in my mind. At the same time as we witness these great accomplishments, we are in an age when many western nations, ours included, are working to remove God from secular life. Yet Paul, speaking about the reason God created mankind says, “God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.”(Acts 17:27) This says that mankind’s central purpose is to grow in understanding God and our relationship to Him. We do have many theological scholars today, but I wonder what we would really learn if nations would humble themselves and commitment to such an effort to understand our Lord? We would gain far more data for the good of mankind than any comet probe can gather.