Chapter-a-Day Job 37

Climbing Babel. "Do you have any idea how God does it all, how he makes bright lightning from dark storms, How he piles up the cumulus clouds— all these miracle-wonders of a perfect Mind?" Job 37:15-16 (MSG)

In an age of science and humanism, it's easy to lose the wonder and mystery of almighty God. Many centuries after Elihu made his ancient plea to Job I found myself uttering "yes" to some of his questions. We have come to understand much of how lightning and cumulus clouds are formed. We've unlocked many of the mysteries of nature. We've put men on the moon. We've peered into the depths of the universe. We've even begun to recreate life through cloning. People are freezing their bodies in anticipation of a time when science will redeem their bodies from the grave. We've been told that nothing is impossible for human science given enough time and funding.

And yet, there is so much that we don't understand. There is so much at the core of life that eludes us. There are so many theories that are introduced as fact. No wonder so many despair.

We've rebuilt Babel with DNA strands, test tubes and CAT5 cable. We've touched the heavens. And, somewhere along the line, we lost our souls.

Creative Commons photo courtesy of Flickr and Frank de Kleine

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Job 37”

  1. 19-22 “If you’re so smart, give us a lesson in how to address God.
    I’ve come to realize I’m not a very good pray er. Oh, I can pray publicly with the best of them…that doesn’t make me nervous. I just don’t address God often enough. I get into habits of praying, but my constant communication with God is lacking. Some of it is that I think I can manage alone…some of it is busyness…some of it is exhaustion at the end of the day. No matter how many excuses I make, I need to be a better person of prayer. God grant me this!

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