Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 9, 2012

"The earth belongs to the Lord. And so does everything in it. The world belongs to him. And so do all those who live in it. He set it firmly on the oceans. He made it secure on the waters." Psalm 24:1-2

In the early hours of Monday morning, NASA pulled off one of its greatest accomplishments of its considerable impressive history when it landed the Curiosity rover safely on the surface of Mars.

After traveling 154 million miles in 8.5 months, the Curiosity then had to perform 14 complex operations to go from 13,200 miles per hour to zero in about seven minutes while entering the atmosphere of Mars. And because it takes 14 minutes for a radio signal to reach earth, these operations could not be controlled remotely from the earth but had to be computer-generated. It took 500,000 lines of computer code to make that happen and there was zero tolerance for error.

As you know, it all happened according to plan! Yeah, NASA! I am proud!

I am not as proud of the motivation behind this achievement. Basically, like most of science these days, this mission is designed in the hope that Divine Creation will be further under-minded. They are looking for evidence of life that will support their theories of spontaneous/random creation.

The fact is, it does exactly opposite! The only reason NASA can pull off such an impressive and intricate operation is because of the absolute predictability that is built into the universe. All the mathematical computations and engineering calculations would be impossible without an orderly and precise universe created by an infinite God.

What took humans thousands of years to accomplish happened because of what God did in mere seconds! At His command Mars and all the other planets, suns, stars and galaxies appeared in an instant.

But if there IS a God Who created the universe and Who keeps it running with such precision that mathematicians and scientists can make the accurated calculations required to put Curiosity on Mars on the predicted schedule and in the designated target. Then mankind would have to take that God seriously and become morally accountable to Him. There is something within the heart of man that doesn't want to be accountable to God. It is called the sinful nature.

How far will men go to avoid being spiritually and morally accountable to God? At least 154 million miles I guess.

Jesus came all the way from Heaven and gave up His sovereignty for you!

What about you? Have you surrendered to His sovereignty?

Will you?