Lord, you have examined me and you know me.
You know everything I do;
from far away you understand all my thoughts.
you know all my actions.
Examine me, O God, and know my mind.
Test me, and discover my thoughts.
Exploration of outer space ought to teach us: we may not know “Who Am I Am?” When Galileo first turned a spyglass to the heavens in 1610, he had trouble making out the rings of Saturn that are visible through an inexpensive telescope today.
Launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope helped us to SEE a distance of 10-15 billion light-years away. I wonder how Galileo would react to such discoveries?
But, what about “INNER SPACE”?
• Founded the science of genetics in 1866.
• Saw that living things pass traits to the next generation by something that remains unchanged in successive generations of an organism – we now call this ‘something’ genes.
In 1868, Friedrich Miescher discovered the presence of DNA (in genes) and in 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick discovered its molecular structure.
In the years that followed, scientists have learned how this genetic code dictates WHO WE ARE.
In 1990, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health decided to map our accumulated genetic material, which we call a genome. The project set out to accomplish some intimidating goals: to identify human DNA’s 20,000 to 25,000 genes and to determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs in DNA. In 2003, after 13 years of research, researchers completed this genomic map.
David wrote: “Lord, you have examined me and you know me.”
Given the scientific evidence of your “inner space”, “Who Do You Think You Are?”