Dying By Their Own Creations By Dr Jane Campbell

The Huffington Post recently featured an article entitled, _Top Twenty
Inventors Killed by Their Inventions. _Among those who perished by the
work of their own hands was Francis Edgar Stanley. He created the
Stanley Steamer and died in an accident while driving one. Also included
was Jean-Francoise Pilatre de Rozier, the true father of aviation. He is
the one who built the first successful hot air balloon which first flew
in 1783. Two years later he died while trying to cross the English
Channel in one such balloon. Other inventors who died by their own
creations were Sylvester H. Roper (inventor of the motor cycle), Horace
Lawson Hunley (inventor of the submarine), and William Bullock (inventor
of the modern printing press). These and many others died at the hands
of their own creations.

There is one other notable inventor who was killed by His own creation,
which the article didn’t even mention. It was Jesus Christ. That Jesus
is the Creator of all things is clearly taught in the scripture.
_“__For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on
earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or
authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him”_
(Colossians 1:16; John 1:1-3; Hebrews 1:2, 8-12). Though we often think
of our Creator as distant, uninvolved, and unconcerned with His
creation, we are told in the Bible that Jesus became flesh and dwelt
among us (John 1:14). Through His birth as a little baby, Jesus entered
this world that He had created, yet His own creation didn’t recognize
Him. _“He was in the world and the world was made by Him, and the
world did not know Him”_ (John 1:10). He came to live among us and
suffer all of life’s temptations. While He walked among us, our
Creator was moved with compassion at the sight of human suffering
(Matthew 9:3610:34;14:1415:3220:34) and _“He went about doing
good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil”_ (Acts 10:38).
And though many prophets before and after Him performed miracles of
judgment upon sinners, every one of Jesus’ miracles only brought
healing and salvation.

Yet His own creation would repay Him by abandoning and murdering Him –
nailing him upon a Roman cross. But God the Father used that tragic
murder – not as a grounds to damn us – but as an infinitely powerful
redemptive act to save us. Romans 5:10 declares that, _“__For if while
we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son,
much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”_
Yes, Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ever lives to intercede for us
before His Father in heaven (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1-2).

How can we ever think that our Creator is unmoved and unaffected by our
suffering? He knows by personal experience what we suffer (Hebrews 4:15)
and in all our affliction He is afflicted (Isaiah 63:9). And though He
suffered and died at the hands of the people He created, He used their
atrocity – the crucifixion of the Creator – to redeem humanity. All of
us who are, by birth, enemies of God and children of wrath (Ephesians
2:1-3) can become blood-washed and heaven-born children of God. God
performs this miracle on us when we embrace His Son by faith and trust
Him to save us.

PRAYER: Dear Lord Jesus, though I am guilty of sin and deserve Your
judgments, I thank You that You have borne my sins upon the cross and
suffered the judgments that should have been mine. Jesus, I cling to You
for salvation and forgiveness. Accept me as Your own and save me, I
pray. Amen.