神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16)

​【双语灵修】葛培理:仰望蓝天(2017-10-12)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年10月12日 12:24

仰望蓝天 Mortals

读经

“我观看你指头所造的天, 并你所陈设的月亮星宿, 便说 :人算什么,你竟顾念他! 世人算什么,你竟眷顾他!”  诗篇 8:3-4 

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?  P S A L M 8 : 3 – 4

默想 

据说火星上有水?太棒了,这是个伟大的发现!但是,这对上帝来说,这根本不是什么事。非常可笑的是,我们经常很自豪地说发现了什么,实际上上帝一直都知道。我们常常自以为很了不起,实际上也没啥。哥伦布发现的新大陆,本来就在那里。1492年之前,南美洲和北美洲就在那里。它们不是哥伦布到的时候才突然出现的。那里有美丽的山脉、河流、森林、动物,而且已经有人住在那里、有自己的房子、农场。

人类一次次的大发现,只能证明人类的局限,而不是人类的成就。我们发现的越多,就越意识到我们的渺小。然而,我们获取的知识越多,越是让我们忽略甚至否认造物主的存在。我们已经拒绝了上帝,会不会也拒绝了解上帝?

So there is water on Mars, eh? It’s cool that we found that out. But this is no surprise to God. It’s ironic how we can be so proud to discover things that God already knows. It’s not truly a discovery, except to us. It’s no different than Columbus “discovering” by accident a “new” land.“North America” and “South America” were already there in 1492. They didn’t suddenly appear when Christopher Columbus accidently ran into them. There were already trees and rivers and mountains and animals, and, wait for it, families who made the land their home with farms and livestock and livelihood.

In some ways our “discoveries” reveal more about our limitations than our achievements. The more we find the more we realize the feebleness of our advancement. This is ironic, because it is precisely our desire to steal knowledge that led us to disavow the Creator in the first place. We failed to acknowledge God; will we continue to miss knowing him as well?

祷告

耶稣,我愿意匍伏在你的面前,敬拜你的伟大工作。阿们。

Dear Jesus, I fall to my knees as I consider the works of your hands. Amen.

行动

到美国国家宇航局网站上去学习探索这个世界,感受造物主的伟大。

Go to NASA’s website and explore the universe with a posture of humble awe toward our Creator.


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