CLARITY – 2-7-18 Almost Perfect

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-7-18

 

Almost Perfect

What’s Happening:  “SpaceX’s launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket was almost perfect…it was the largest rocket in recent memory, it was done by a private company (Elon Musk’s), and two of the three rocket engines, designed to be re-usable, returned to their designated landing zones (I said it was ALMOST perfect – the middle section failed to land on its drone ship). As a bonus (and a great advertisement) it orbited Musk’s Tesla Roadster, now the fastest hybrid in the galaxy  (https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/6/16980954/spacex-falcon-heavy-rocket-middle-core-failed-landing). If all goes as planned, the upper stage carrying the roadster will reignite for a mission to Mars orbit.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “It’s just another publicity stunt!”

 

Biblical Response:  “Maybe…but how creative..and savvy. An instant YouTube sensation, the video will no-doubt go viral…I mean, who doesn’t want to see an astronaut orbiting in a car, his arm nonchalantly draped over the side and David Bowie blaring on the radio?! Not only did billionaire Elon Musk (CEO of SpaceX) advertise his ability to safely launch a payload into orbit and reuse most of its rockets, but he did wonders (I’m sure) for Tesla Roadster sales.”

 

“Christians? We should rejoice when a private company succeeds (Rom. 12:15), but perfection is elusive…and it should be. It is reserved for God …and those who apply His principles (which I hope Mr. Musk is). Otherwise, the lessons of a man’s pride are often learned by those who suffer the collateral damage they sometimes inflict.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, guide our cautious optimism; while we rejoice in technological achievement, let us not trust in anything but You; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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