Sunday, February 10, 2013

Professor Aronnax, Coffee, the Church

After yesterday morning’s Bible reading over coffee with Captain Nemo, I join slightly more sane company this morning aboard the Nautilus.

“When I reflect that this marvelous electric agent, after having afforded motion, heat, and light to the Nautilus, still protected her from outward attack, and transformed her into an ark of safety, which no profane hand might touch without being thunderstricken, my admiration was unbounded, and from the structure it extended to the engineer who had called it into existence.”
- Professor Pierre Aronnax, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” (Jules Verne)

Christ, the Engineer of His Church (Matthew 16:13-19) and Preacher of His saving righteousness (2 Peter 2:5), brings us through the waters safely home (Psalm 65:7; Revelation 17:15). I look forward to being with His people today at the Table and in the Word, His shipbuilding means of grace (Ephesians 5:26). See it by faith, beloved (Hebrews 11:7)! May our admiration be unbounded for the Engineer and His Ark!

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