There are three topics you may give yourself to that essentially cover everything: language, science, and theology. Language because we need the ability to describe what we know and see; science because we love to find things we might know and see: and theology because no one but the Maker has the ability to know, see, and speak not only everything, but all that may be behind it or beyond it.
Science and technology is one of God’s great gifts to mankind: the knowing of worlds, dreaming of possibilities, and discovery of connections that can mark genuine greatness.
God is Himself the great Engineer and Maker. To deliberately divorce ourselves from His insight, wisdom, and direction in any quest we aim at is an invitation to arrogance. History is filled with records of what happened when those with such a gift did not have the sense to use this wonder wisely to bless the world. Babel was only the beginning; we can build another Hindenburg or Titanic for ourselves, but it will not be remembered on that day for how well it stood or flew or sailed.
When Jesus rose from the dead and came back to see His followers, He told Thomas, the born skeptic with the heart of a scientist, to reach for, see, and touch Him and not to be faithless, but believing: Thomas said, My Lord and my God.”
History holds the records of multitudes that used this gift for good; and time cannot tell all that was accomplished in their stand and by their hand. We must give ourselves to the discipling of those gifted and called to the sciences and technology—teaching them the ways of God so they might reveal to the world the Who behind the wonders!
*Winkie Pratney has enjoyed both a research and experimental background in a number of sciences. He is an historian, apologist, teacher, author, and general editor of “The Revival Study Bible”.
Reflection Points: the Character of God and Science & Technology
- He’s the Author of Life(Acts 3:15)
- He’s the Source of Creation (Genesis 1-2)
- It’s for Him, by Him, and through Him that all things exist (Romans 11:36; Hebrews 2:10)
- He is the beginning and the end (Revelation 21:6; 22:13)
- He was and is and is to come (Revelation 4:8)
- He’s unsearchable (Psalm 145:3; Isaiah 40:28)
- He’s our source of wonder (Exodus 15:11; Job 5:8-9; Psalm 77:14)