Last Sunday, Richard Branson, the owner of Virgin Airways and many other enterprises, fulfilled a lifelong dream: he went to space…on his own craft.
Granted, he didn’t get very far, galactically speaking: he soared to 50 miles above the surface of the earth, which doesn’t quite reach the definition of “outer space”, but he proved that some form of space travel does not have to be the purview of only astronauts. Branson proved that anyone can go – provided, of course, they have the cash to make it happen.
This got me thinking: the curiosity of the human mind is amazing. Inventions come to pass because people believe there might be a better way to do something, and they do the work required to bring it to fruition. There was Alexander Graham Bell with the telephone, Schaffer with the washing machine, Ford with the assembly line, etc., etc. These people had the ingenuity to invent, but they first had the curiosity to explore the possibilities. It is a gift from God.
Your curiosity is a gift from God. What are you doing to glorify him with it? You don’t have to go to the outer reaches of the atmosphere. Maybe your curiosity will do something to help your small group. Maybe it will build the church. Maybe it will help missionaries do their work. Whatever it is, let your God-given curiosity bring him praise.
“It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them” (Proverbs 25.2, NLT).