Thursday, March 20, 2008

I never thought of it that way...

Today we were out taking down a tree-- it's the beginning of the tree work season. Hard work, but now we'll have money!

In odd moments between running the chipper MB3 and I were talking. I had talked in the truck on the way to the job about today's morning reading in the Book of Common Prayer. Somehow we went from there to discussing the trappings of more orthodox Christianity, such as the vestments the clergy wear, and the decorations and stained glass windows. We talked about the huge cathedrals and how on the one hand they can fill us with awe and make us remember how majestic and powerful God is, and on the other hand, how they can also just make us think of how great the builders were, and "Wow, we must be a great church!"

So while MB3 and I were talking about it all, he came up with a great insight. He said, "Think how great God must be, that he could make a creature that can make something like a cathedral. Man can build incredible buildings, super fast cars and planes, and other things. That's pretty cool. We can even build robots that can do things. But we can't build a robot that can build something on its own."

I thought that was a pretty interesting insight. Man is as creative as he is, because of how creative God is.

1 comment:

PrayerMom said...

Even though we have tremendous creative power in our hands, our minds, and our words, we haven't been endowed with the ability to create life from nothing by the breath of our mouth in the same way God can. With the power of our minds and mouth, we can certainly do a lot to change the course of nature and the lives of those around us, however.

Here's an excerpt from an e-mail that I just got a few minutes ago--another example of man mimicking forms in nature!


When I found this website page, it just made me think how amazing and splendid our God is. Look at the detail in these snowcrystals. Note in the page you see the crystals formed in a man-made artificial snow machine (nothing even comparable to Our Creator's handiwork).