After spending millions of dollars in a 40-year project, scientists have still made no contact with extraterrestrial beings. But their search continues. Robert Jastrow, director of the Mount Wilson Institute, says that he expects to find “beings superior to us … , not only technically, but perhaps spiritually and morally.”
Jastrow and his fellow scientists hope that an alien civilization billions of years old will be able to tell us why we are here and how to overcome our destructive tendencies, which make advances of weapons technology so terrifying. This fear that humanity might destroy itself, as well as the innate desire for meaning in life, may account for the many popular books and movies about extraterrestrial beings.
In his book Show Me God, Fred Heeren say of his interest in alien beings: “People want a higher companion, but not too high…. People are looking for an intermediate, … but someone who can still identify with us as a fellow creature.”
How sad that they search in the wrong places for what God has already provided in Christ! The Bible says there is “one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all” (1 Timothy 2:5-6). Jesus has revealed God to us and opened the door to life eternal. – Herb Vander Lugt
God incarnate, Jesus came,
Sinful mankind to reclaim;
Born to save us from our sin,
Born to give us life within. – Sweeting
To get a clear view of God, focus on Jesus Christ.
- August 24, Vol. 18, Our Daily Bread