But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6)
We tend to confuse learning something with controlling it. For example, Isaac Newton was brilliant and made incredible discoveries. Yet, his discovery of the laws of gravity did not mean Newton invented gravity. Newton was simply the first to recognize what has always been a reality.
We humans are so impressed with ourselves. We are enamored with what we have learned, as if we have invented it from the beginning. In reality, we are just onlookers. Even what we claim to have created ourselves is just a mirage. We remain onlookers, naming for ourselves what God has created and will continue to create. Perhaps that is why Jesus continually lifts up the humble. Only when we let go of our oversized human egos, can we see the true power of God's creative force in our world.
Today, pray for the human race, so we can become humble enough to see God's handiwork all around us. Help us realize that no matter how clever or "advanced" we become; we are not capable of experiencing the true vastness of God's creation. Pray for the wisdom to see God's handiwork so, like Newton, we can continue to learn and develop in God's creation.