Friday, November 04, 2011

If the Enterprise is of human origin

“So now I tell you, have nothing to do with these men, and let them go. For if this endeavor or this activity is of human origin, it will destroy itself. But if it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them; you may even find yourselves fighting against God.” (Acts 5: 38-39)

I heard of the above scripture for the first time in 9603.  I had gone to see SJPS to ask for his advice about the idea of the Enterprise.  He quoted the above scripture but misquoted the chapter and verse.  It took me a considerable time to discover the chapter and verse.  I was struck immediately by the truth of the scripture that it was never off my mind.  As I think of it, it gave me peace.  The Enterprise was not a matter of life and death struggle.  If God is with me in the project, it is accomplished.  If not, it will collapse.  If I live, I live; if I perish, I perish.  Now I celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Enterprise on 1110.  What is my conclusion?  Surely this endeavor, this activity is not of human origin.  So?  No fear; No worry; No doubt.  Amen!