Up in the Air: What a Flight taught Me

My flight was delayed for about three hours.  But I did find a cool place to hang out and watch some football (great comeback by the Seahawks, anyway!).

Finally I was up in the air.  While up in the air, I began to think about where man has come in terms of travel.  I was somewhat awesome.  For a minute I wanted to give man the credit.  But then I remembered that it is God has inspired man to achieve such feat and many, many, more.

I was also reminded of Exodus 31 and the building of the Tabernacle and its furnishings.

The Lord said to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft.  (vv. 1-5 ESV)

Note, not only was Bezalel filled with the Spirit of God but he was given the ability and intelligence and so on to accomplish what needed to be done.  Some people actually are aware of where the ability and intelligence come from, and so they stop to acknowledge the great bestower of these gifts–God himself.  But the majority of us humans like to think that we are self-made this and that, and that it is all based on human ingenuity.  We couldn’t be more wrong.

The next time you’re in awe of some human creation or achievement–think God, the creator of heaven and earth, and the great bestower of gifts.


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