God's Engineering Mind - John Van Sloten
January 23, 2011
|Today we’ll explore the mind of God through the lens of Engineering.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God said…
Genesis 1:1-2 , TNIV
After experiencing a satellite launch writer Alain de Botton writes (with the tone of a new convert),
“I turned against my tendencies to pessimism and suspiciousness. It seemed to early to claim that there was nothing new under the sun, that any material progress would inevitably be counterbalanced by spiritual regress, that our spear-wielding ancestors had been as wise and good as ourselves and that the onward march of rational thought had brought with it nothing but tragedy. Did any of these arguments take into account [the rocket] Ariane’s profile on her way up? Did they credit the impeccable logic of her hydraulic systems? And most of all, did not such bromides merely betray the resentment of a defeated and unimaginative class? I felt my allegiances shift to the engineers and technicians around me… who has nonetheless mastered the workings of the universe. What astonishing creatures they were! What extraordinary horizons they opened up!”
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, page 164
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the LORD.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
God through the Prophet Isaiah 55:8-9, TNIV
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Copyright Info:New Hope Church 2011
Keywords:Genesis 1:1-2,Isaiah 55:8-9,Alain de Botton
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