This thought comes for my younger brother, Charles McCown.
I am sitting is a session at a conference listening to the Engineering Director from NASA. Speaking of the International Space Station he says, “Humanity did that !” as a portion of an answer as to why humans need to explore space for the “survival of our species.”
Genesis 11 immediately came to my mind, “And they said to one another, ‘Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.’ And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.'”
Because of their pride, God scattered them anyway by confusing their languages.
Science now is saying that we must go into the heavens or we will perish. I dare not think we are reliant on ourselves for survival. This life is temporal, it is our soul that is eternal. Trust the Lord for the life He provides both now and for eternity.
- Charles McCown