The “Gold Rush” in Space
“If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.” Psalm 139:8
Just look around this globe of the earth and peer up into the massive universe. Tunnel under the ground or dive into the watery depths. Every-where that man looks, God can be found. The fingerprint of God and the handiwork of the Lord is seen the world over.
Some people just do not see God in spite of all their looking. This interesting news report illustrates how mankind is searching for riches in outer space. Check this out:
“In March (2017), Goldman Sachs announced to investors that a single asteroid containing $25 billion to $50 billion of platinum could be mined by a spacecraft costing only $2.6 billion—less than a third of what has been invested in Uber. ‘While the psychological barrier to mining asteroids is high,’ the Goldman report concludes, ‘the actual financial and technological barriers are far lower.’ In April, NASA selected Trans Astronautica Corp., an aerospace company based in Lake View Terrace, Calif., for $3.25 million in technology study grants. Among TransAstra’s NASA-approved projects: an asteroid-hunting telescope whose stated mission is “to start a gold rush in space.’” Fox News, May 23, 2017
Mankind has some wild dreams and with recent technology the dreams have grown even larger. To mine in space for the “gold” of platinum would seem to be motivated by greed. A small investment compared to a high return is the goal of the Goldman Sachs plan.
I doubt that this mining operation will become very advanced. What it makes me think of is how that people see the stars, planets, and asteroid as places to make a profit. Perhaps money is their god. The Bible says the heavens were made to praise the Lord. While tending to sheep, David was one to look up into the night sky. David said in Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
While people will begin to fight over “who owns” space and unveil plans on how they will get the money off the asteroids, we know that God is on that asteroid. If people could only see Him for the “gold” they are searching for.