It’s been rightly said that no one is listening to you, until you make a mistake. Try it. You will become the centre of attention. This is never more evident than with the sound-man at a church service. As far as the congregation is concerned, he doesn’t exist until something goes wrong. A dead microphone or high-pitch squeal from an amplifier, and suddenly everyone’s head turns to the cause of the problem—the incompetent sound-man. Few take into account that a thousand church services ran without a hitch or high-pitch. All that matters is that moment of annoyance and someone on whom the blame can be pinned. Such is the contempt produced by familiarity.
As far as the world is concerned, God doesn’t is totally irrelevant (or doesn’t exist) until something goes wrong. Accidents, earthquakes, famines, draughts, hurricanes, and 101 other disasters that hit humanity tend to make many look to the heavens and question God’s competence. It’s a wonder more sound-men don’t throw up their hands and quit. Does God ever do that? I think there may be biblical precedent—from Noah’s flood, to Israel in the wilderness, to Ananias and Sapphira.
Read the Bible in a year: Genesis 30, Psalm 34, Matthew 19
Copying the Elephant’s Trunk to make an Arm
“Though it looks more like Dr. Octopus' mechanical tentacles from ‘Spiderman, a flexible, robotic arm recently developed by German automation company Festo was actually fashioned after an elephant's trunk…In designing the Bionic Handling Assistant, Festo took a page from nature's playbook rather than go with the metal skeletal bars and tubes that comprise conventional robotic arms. ‘Biomimicry, as this design and engineering aesthetic is called, draws inspiration from the biomechanical systems that the process of evolution has honed for millions of years, often resulting in startling insights over manmade artificial solutions.”
“Have your heart right with Christ, and he will visit you often, and so turn weekdays into Sundays, meals into sacraments, homes into temples, and earth into heaven.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Posted by Ray Comfort on 1/17/2012 09:31:00 AM