Good Morning November 9

Many people are fascinated by space. Star Trec, Star Wars and other outer space adventures are hugely popular. We have been to the moon. We are determined to get to Mars in the next decade. There is something in us that must explore, reach out to find what is yet unknown. This is something God has put into us. Acts chapter 17 speaks of God’s creative work among all nations, and in verse 27 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.” The desire to seek, to search out, is very real. I just think we have misdirected it. We spend billions to get to the moon and Mars, but haven’t learned how to live together on earth. Getting to Mars will not bring us any closer to learning who our God truly is. Searching outer space will still leave many on earth with empty hearts and broken lives. Jesus spoke of the desire of seeking after many material goals, but then said, “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”(Matthew 6:33) Maybe that is where our true exploration should start.