Thursday, April 26, 2007

It's Thursday, I guess...

I'm sorry I've been loath to post anything resembling either ruminations or ramifications lately. After work, I'm finding myself either on the bike, or on the computer.

These last divisions of the exam are very time-management-sensitive. This means that I may know how to solve the problem in my head, but if I'm not able to use the program to draw the solution quickly and accurately, I'm already handicapped. This is a program unlike anything I'm using right now to draw, so 8 hours of autopilot on my current CAD software create such a hurdle to overcome with new software. This other software is also not intuitive. You are given a set of tools, and then must learn how to use those tools to your advantage.

In a previous post I mentioned a comment I had found online about the graphic divisions, and how the problems really do require only common sense. It's the computer program that is the most amusing (read: frustrating) part of the exam. If they would let me just solve the problem using a pencil and paper, I'd have a lot less to complain about this morning. I'd also probably have my license by now.

In other news, I'm still going through the Bible using the Unabridged Matthew Henry Commentary. And guess what??? I'm starting chapter 3 today!!!! I challenge anyone to go through this any faster if you want to really understand what is going on in the beginning.

I have learned many things, and have honestly been meaning to post about those things. But the one thing that I have been chewing over is that if God were telling Moses EXACTLY how it went down in the first days, then it appears to me that sin and redemption were a part of the plan before humans were even created. Now, I know this is true because it says so in the New Testament. But to see the tapestry of time being woven in the first days, and to see God look ahead to the redemption of His people (who, by the way, He hasn't even created yet)... WOW.

I used to think He started with one fabric, and then had to move to another. But I see now that that is not the case. He started with the same fabric He will finish with. This should humble us all to know that no amount of striving on our part to achive or work anything that God has already deemed will come to pass (or not) is futile. We need to rest in the contentment of where we are and know that God has seen the end from the beginning.

Anyway, stop worrying, and be good.


At 11:50 AM, Blogger Bluecollar said...

Matthew Henry... Very Good!

Also, Good observation here...
"then it appears to me that sin and redemption were a part of the plan before humans were even created."

Great! I like your thinking.

BTW, I see you comment at Gayla's blog, so I thought I would stop over.

Have a good day, and best wishes on your exams.

Mark Pierson aka "bluecollar"

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Bobo B'nai said...

Try Matthew Poole's...much easier read and it has Spurgeon's seal of approval... :-)

At 2:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you viewing eternity as an unending amount of time or as complete presence outside of time?

At 8:35 AM, Blogger Marcian said...

well, Chris, wouldn't that be both? Time isn't there, so time never ends.

At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marcia, excellent post, my friend!! I'm loving watching you grow...

This is actually a topic that I'm embarking on. I've got a book or order called, According to Plan: The Unfolding Plan of God in the Bible, by Graeme Goldsworthy.

This book came highly recommended by a trusted friend, so I thought I'd get it. The overarching theme is what you're talking about in your post.

BTW, please don't give up on me getting to your church!!! It's just crazy lately.


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