It’s been well over a year since I wrote Jesus Drives a Spaceship part 1 & part 2. Recently however I’ve kinda distanced myself from those posts and have even considered deleting them all together – but I’ve always hated the idea of destroying my work, no matter how much I grow to question it or disagree with it. There is always room to learn and grow from the past and I believe I have grown tremendously since writing those posts.
Instead of deleting them I have decided to follow up with a part 3, that I aim to use to correct and reshape my views in this area. Those former posts serve, in my eyes, as a measurement of growth. When I look back and reread them I sense a bit of cockiness and that’s my main focus for correction. I feel that I came off quite dogmatic (unintentionally even) over the ideas I put forth and if I was dogmatic on these issues then, I am no longer now. I was borderline teaching as truth ideas that are merely conjecture and that’s why this part 3 is so important for me to write. I’m correcting my approach to the entire matter. In part 2 I brought up Job speaking on things he didn’t know, yet I did the very same thing. Instead of teaching these ideas as fact I should have simply left it at asking questions. I could have formatted the posts in such a way that built up curiosity and wonder instead of promoting the unknowable.
There are definitely messages within the two previous posts that I still agree with and promote, that which is knowable – that God is God and capable of all things. That God is awesome and mighty beyond comprehension and that we live in an enormously intricate universe of which we know very little. I have come to know that I don’t know very much.
Since the writing of the previous two posts I have also come to realize that there are more important things to write about – specifically the saving grace of Jesus Christ. I prefer to keep myself focused on that which truly matters in this life. After all it is only through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ that we are even able to experience the joy of life and it’s only through Him that we will be able to live eternally searching and discovering the deep wonders of God. My conjecture of the unknown will take a back seat to my teachings of Biblical truth. I do still want to continue this series but I want to continue it properly, less frequently and within the confines of an attitude that respects God and brings glory to Him. The Bible is an awesome book and contains a plethora of treasure. It’s filled with ideas and accounts that spark my imagination – I just need to be sure that I take precautions to keep my imagination in check and consistent with His word.
Speaking of imagination, it is one of the most wonderful gifts that God has given us. When we consider that we were made in His image then we must also consider that we have an imagination because God too has an imagination. We can appreciate just how much God values imagination by observing the universe and the world around us – all that He has created. Spend some time looking at a sunset, or gazing at the stars. Stop and admire the beauty in nature and in animals. Take a moment to comprehend the complexities of the human body and the mysteries of science. All of these things require a tremendous imagination – an imagination far beyond our own – one of infinite capabilities. Consider that there is nothing we can imagine that God did not first imagine yet God can imagine exponentially beyond that which we can comprehend. That which is, is merely a small fraction of that which could be according to Gods ability.
I’d like to conclude on this thought –
Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away.
There is coming a day when our awesome creator God will destroy all that we know – the earth, the stars, the galaxies and the universe – everything will melt away with an incredible heat and our great God will create once again a brand new universe. New heavens and a new earth will be ours for the exploration if we only trust in Him as our lord and savior forevermore.
I hope to see you there.