A Man of Value
Mike Schrage, Executive Director
Stephen Hawking recently passed away at the age of 76. While his body was ravaged with many physical challenges, many said his mind was equal to the likes of Albert Einstein. Hawking’s insights as a world-renowned cosmologist are many. Yet with all his suffering and brilliance, Mr. Hawking never discovered the help or holiness of the Creator God.
In a way Mr. Hawking valued the house (our universe) but never met or appreciated the builder (God). At GNPI our global partners are constantly pointing everyone who will listen to the Good News. Their actions and media “shine like stars in the sky” (Philippians 2:15) as they produce messages in the local language with cultural relevance.
Dr. Jim Denison wrote, “Shortly before his death in 1955, Albert Einstein told a Life magazine reporter: ‘Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. He is considered successful in our day who gets more out of life than he puts in. But a man of value will give more than he receives.’ ”
As the Creator of the world, Jesus is the supreme man of value. John testifies, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29)
Jesus asks the ultimate value question, “What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” (Matthew 16:26)