A Big Goal
Isaiah 44:24 (NIV)“This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the Lord, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself,”
Terence Cunningham has a big goal. He wants to raise enough money to put an indestructible copy of the Bible on the moon. You ask why? So that it can be preserved in an uncorrupted state for all time. His project will cost $70 million and will require a rocket and lunar landing vehicle.
Terence told news reporters that on the moon the Bible could be protected in the event that our civilization is destroyed. It makes one wonder, if our civilization is destroyed who will be able to go to the moon and retrieve this copy, or who would care and as it says in I Peter 1:25, “God’s Word endures forever.” God’s Word does not need our help in its preservation. It has endured thousands of years of attacks and burnings and the like.
God Doesn’t Need our Help
Neither does our sovereign God need our assistance in sustaining this world, balancing the stars in the heavens, completing his work of regenerating sinners or sustaining his church. The Lord is a self-sufficient God. It is small minded to think he needs our help in any way, really. How utterly ridiculous, to think that our holy and sovereign God, the Creator of the universe, needs anything from us at all.
Still…God Desires our Participation
We forget that sometimes, don’t we? We forget that he is self-sustaining and all-sufficient. We tend to make plans as if God can’t do it without us. So there’s something that seems a bit prideful about thinking that God needs our help. You know, it is amazing that he wishes to interact with us on any level and yet he does. He is indeed, all-powerful, and yet he is knowable and desires his created ones to be in communion with him. And he does assign us work to do here on earth as a way to serve Him.
1 Samuel 12:24 (NASB) “Only fear the Lord and serve him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things he has done for you.”