Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dang this is Sweet!

2009 Trans Am....


Now, repeat after me....

"I don't need this to be happy."

"I don't need this to be happy."

"I don't need this to be happy."

Now that we've taken care of that little detail, we can continue on.

Seriously, I find myself fascinated by all kinds of technological creations these days mainly because of what it says about our ability to bring forth amazing things from God's good creation.

What I mean is this...think about what the Bible says in the Creation account of Adam and Eve and the charge He gave to them. He gave them this world and charged them to take dominion over it. In other words, they (and we) have the wonderful challenge to bring out all the hidden potential that is embedded in this creation.

Now Adam didn't know about it at the time, but think about all the 'potential' that has been unlocked, discovered, birthed, delivered....


The Guitar. The Piano. The Saxophone.

Delicious wine (and frozen raspberry margaritas from On the Border!)

College football. Baseball fields. Fade-away three pointers.

The personal computer. Wifi. The iPhone. The Internet.

Air travel. Space travel. Catamaran sailing.

Brain surgery. Medicine. Vision enhancement procedures.

Mathematics. Physics. Engineering.

Tex-Mex. Italian. Mom's cooking.

Ceiling fans. Remote controls. Incredibly comfortable couches.

Film. Stories. Inspiration. Watercolor. Photography.

Trans Ams. Corvettes. Mustangs.

And Dr. Pepper


And if you stop to think about it, so much has been discovered and developed in the last 100 years of our history (even in the last 10!). Imagine what still awaits discovery? I wonder which of these will be a part of the New Heavens and New Earth?

So, join me in admiring the 2009 Trans Am. Let's just help each other from thinking we need to have one to be happy.

7 comments:

Texana said...

A few days ago, I was playing my on-line cryptogram game (www.cryptograms.org). The puzzle was a quote by Charles Duell: "everything that can be invented has been invented." At the time, I thought he would certainly be surprised (109 years after he made that statement) to see what all man had invented. Your post made me realize, he was indeed very correct. God has already invented everything--he's just waiting for man to discover them.

And as for material things not being heeded for happiness, you will be glad to know that I am more at peace and happier than I have ever been--I own far less now, just an old car, my bed and a few keepsakes. I have mourned the loss of family members and possessions, but in the process, I have become closer to the Lord and what else does one really need?

Love, Mom

Texana said...

P.S. Thanks for the compliment on my cooking! Sausage kolaches for you!

John said...

Haha! I was just telling Heather the other day that we needed to make your Potato-cheddar soup and she said she really can't eat it without sausage kolaches, so I guess we need to put that on the menu when we come visit!!!

Oso Famoso said...

That is pretty cool...hopefully this car will actually be produced...a nice antithesis to all the hybrid Green hype.

nancypants said...

Coooool... personally I'd rather have a Mini-Cooper! LOL

Carl said...

If you like that auto, check out the new Mercedes Benz MZ-3000 Illusion that I've got on my blog. Coming out in late 2008. ;-)

John said...

Say Carl, that is pretty sweet. I've never seen anything like it ;-)