I got to thinking about asteroids, and the possibility of an asteroid or comet striking the earth. It seemed relevant, so I thought I'd share it.
If such an asteroid were spotted the process to save the earth would be pretty clear. We send a spacecraft to intercept it, plant some kind of charge against it, and divert its path by a tiny amount - possibly a small fraction of a degree. The difference is minimal, but by the time the comet reaches the earth's orbit it's moved far enough
I got to thinking, it's very easy to look at ourselves and think that we'll be ready to serve God, once we've got that one specific thing out of our lives. That specific thing might be a thought pattern, it might be a behaviour pattern, it might be a specific sin we are very conscious of.
So we fight on and on and on against it, praying for help to overcome whatever it is, and in the meantime we're just waiting for victory over it so we can get on with serving God more fully.
We all know that we are in a spiritual battle - Eph 6 tells us as much, and describes the armour of God in some detail.
It's interesting to note that we have several pieces of armour, but only one weapon. That weapon, of course, is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. This is indeed a mighty weapon, as we see in Hebrews:
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,
I've posted this a few times in response to questions in CA. To keep it somewhere I can find it easily, I figured I'd post it here too.
If scientists could conclusively prove that life evolved from nothing by chance the Church would die out very quickly. Likewise if Christians could conclusively prove that God exists then the theory of evolution would soon be forgotten. Therefore we have to work with what we can observe and draw our own conclusions, since
Why do airlines put metal blocks under the seats?
It's infuriating when you're trying to stretch into what little space there is, only to find that actually there isn't. There's a metal box there instead. It won't move, and you can't get your feet around it. So you spend the flight with your knees in someone's back because the airline couldn't figure out that people have legs...
It's obviously not necessary, because some airlines don't put them there.