With modernized technology in our culture, it may sometimes be hard to believe that Jesus can understand the things we are dealing with today. Think about it, when Jesus walked the Earth, there were no cell phones, computers, or automobiles; all the things most of us now rely on just to get through the day.
Who do you think gave the inventors the knowledge of how to advance technology? Col. 2:3 says that all the treasures, wisdom, and knowledge are hidden in Christ. God is the One who created this world and everything in it. There are no limits on God. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning, and the End (Rev. 1:8; 22:13, ESV). He knows all, is all, and sees all.
Our view of God is sometimes too small. If you have never watched the Awe Factor video from Francis Chan’s book, Crazy Love, click here to watch it now. Are you blown away at the magnitude of God? Think about our brains and the signals it sends us to let us know when we are in pain so we can pull away from the hot burner.
What about the butterfly, have you thought about how their antennas work? Did you know they use them as light receptors? The antennae track the position of the sun and turn that information into the time of day. They also can help them fly in the right direction while giving them a balanced life. The antennae can help them sense the direction of the wind and changes in the direction, so they can ride the currents without losing their way. At the base of the antennae is a special organ (Johnston’s organ) it draws information from the antennae to help keep the butterfly balanced.
So, in short, their little antennas provide a lot of meaningful purposes: Smell, internal clock, navigation, balance, and even help with finding the right mate. They can recognize the wingbeats of their species. How amazing is that? I could take a much deeper dive into many other creatures and the intricate details and thought God put in each one, but you get the picture.
If God created an insect that uses its antenna to do all these things and our brains which send signals to our body to help us navigate each breath, and a vast universe where He put each star in place (Hebrews 1:3; 1:3), something we can never fully imagine, what is hindering Him from understanding how a cell phone works? We certainly did not produce these inventions all on our own. People can use technology in the wrong way, but overall, it is good, and God is the One who gave us the wisdom and knowledge to create it. There are many other examples I could give, such as the advancement of medicines and the doctors who save lives, even they did not do it on their own. John 15:1-4 tells us a branch cannot bear fruit by itself.
Alone we can do nothing. God can use even non-believers for good things. We cannot put Jesus in a box. He has no limits. I don’t know about you, but I take great comfort in serving a God who is big enough to oversee all the problems that arise in my little corner of the world. We misplace our loyalty and give the wrong people credit when we should thank God and praise Him for everything we have today- even our cell phones.
“Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty? It is higher than heaven- what can you do? Deeper than Sheol- what can you know? Its measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea” (Job 11:7). (Emphasis added)