Saturday, June 21, 2008

Learning something new every day...

Today I was looking at a tutorial video on how and why sonic booms happen. At the end of it, the commentator said, "By the way, the sound you hear when a bullwhip is cracked is the tip end breaking the sound barrier." Well, that was a nugget of info I didn't know. I researched it and sho' 'nuff, it's true.

Earlier today, I had been reading Revelation 7; starting around verse 12, you have this:

"Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen. 13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?" 14 I said to him, "Sir, you are the one that knows." Then he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 For this reason they are before the throne of God,
and worship him day and night within his temple,
and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them.
16 They will hunger no more, and thirst no more;
the sun will not strike them,
nor any scorching heat;
17 for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of the water of life,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

I see at least three church songs that have their origin here. What a nugget that is! Probably due the incredible power those verses have.

Meanwhile, we keep learning.

1 comment:

Lynn Leaming said...

Have to say I agree with Brooke and you. I don't know that we need to spend money to go and explore Mars, but I don't think we should shut NASA down for all the reasons Brooke made. I was blessed to work 2 years in Waxhachie at the big Superconducting Super Collider project. It was amazing working with some of the best scientist in the world. I think that curiosity will always be there no matter what. There were all sorts of side effects from that project that had nothing to do with the actual project itself. Then when they shut it down the best scientist in the world all moved to Europe. Let the kids continue to dream of being an astronaut someday :)