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"God's Plan"

February 21, 2024
By The Wheeled Worshiper

    Every so often you may read the headline that a scientist or group of scientists “accidentally” discovered something while doing something else. Their whole plan and purpose for the scientific research and experiments may be put on hold as they travel down this new path of discovery. It is an exciting time for scientists, the general public, and perhaps the world at large when these events happen. It provides hope for the future and research, perhaps in medicine and perhaps in the quality of life as we know it.
    But what if these moments were not truly “accidents”? What if these moments were part of God’s given plan, allowing us to discover something small in the midst of a bigger project? After all, God created this world and everything in it. He knows it completely, and He recognizes what we have yet to discover. Perhaps it is part of His plan.
    This should change our approach to research and science. Instead of being disappointed when findings and research don’t go the way that we intended them to go, instead maybe it can be another avenue worth exploring. A treatment may not cure cancer, but it may help somewhere else and someone else. The opposite can be true as well. A medicine may not help cure its intended disease, but it may help in cancer battles or other illnesses. We can’t put limits on the power of God, and we can’t put a limit on what He will allow us to do in the use of His world.
    Instead of automatically labeling an undesired result in scientific research and experimenting an accident, I think it should be labeled an opportunity. It should be an opportunity to see what God has in store, to see where He is leading us, to see what blessing He has in store with the use of what He has created. It should be an opportunity to explore His world even further than we already have, and use it to the best of our ability and knowledge for His glory and for the betterment of others.
    I look forward to the opportunities, discoveries, and new research that will come in the year 2024 and beyond. I pray that God will continue to show us what He has for us in His creation and also through the minds and skills of scientists, doctors, nurses, and even perhaps the non-scientific people. I trust that God can use whomever to show His creativity and to be a blessing to whatever community He chooses. In the end, God is in control, and we are stewards of the gifts that He has given us. Here’s to the exploration of more of those gifts and the opportunity to share them and use them for His honor and glory in this world.
The Wheeled Worshiper