Battling Insecurity

Author: Becca Weirwille — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: March 14, 2021

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Battling Insecurity

Waking up on rocky ground amid the wreckage, I stared at the purple sky. My body ached. The last thing I remembered was a strange force pulling my pod ship toward a crater on this moon. But the twisted panels around me could not comprise my pod. Where was it, and where was I? A small, three-legged creature crossed in front of me. Using suction cups for fingers, it picked up metal objects and scattered papers. “Wait! Those are my papers from my log book.” The tripod scavenger ignored me. “Where is my pod ship?” Again, no answer. After collecting a sizable sampling of my things, it slunk into a cave. I followed the creature to my pod ship, which was being analyzed by a dozen squealing tripods. They squeaked loudly when the creature presented my papers. I turned on my universal translator. One of the tripods touched the scavenger’s head. “You found more artifacts, but you saw no beings?” “No.” “Look at the beauty of this design,” said another, pointing to power coils near my pod’s generator. “Such inventions are mysteries to us. They imply an intelligence beyond our own. And these papers show communication. But no beings?” The first creature made a low tone. I jumped. “It is my pod ship. I designed and built it. I can explain how it works.” No response. They didn’t even pause. So they could not see or hear me. How could I prove to them that I existed? At least they could see evidence of my design. I touched the scavenger’s head. “I am here. I created this pod. It belongs to me.” It stood very still. “Strangeness. I heard something, though faint.” I touched his head again. “Listen carefully. Learn my voice. I want to help you; I can explain these mysteries, though it takes time.” The scavenger repeated my words. Another replied, “Too strange. You were above ground too long.” “No,” said the scavenger. “I must listen. Our eyes, used to darkness, are dim. There are wavelengths we cannot perceive. The voice will explain mysteries if I will listen.” • Michelle Cochran • Today’s devotion is a science fiction allegory of Romans 1:19-20, which explains that God’s divine nature can be known through His creation. We may not see Him with our eyes, but we see His design in everything around us—how the moon affects the tides, how light travels like a wave and a particle, and even how a human heart beats. What do you see in nature that points to a Designer? • When we see that there is a Designer, it’s important that we seek out who that Designer might be. The great news is God, the Designer, has given us His Word, the Bible, to tell us the truth about Him and how we can have a right relationship with Him. The whole Bible points to Jesus—fully God and fully human—who is the only Savior from the sin that separates us from God. To learn more about the Creator who loves us, check out our “Know Jesus” page. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:19-20 (NLT)


Read Verses:

Genesis 2:19-3:13; Zephaniah 3:17