Part 2 of our series on Engineering.
This time we'll be looking at how engineers, like God - keep things going.
[The Holy Spirit] restrains for the present the deteriorating and devastating influence of sin in the lives of men and society, and enables men to maintain a certain order and decorum in their communal life, to do what is outwardly good and right in their relations to each other, and to develop the talents with which they were endowed at creation.
Theologian Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, p426
I make sure all the protection systems work properly. It is a continual process of maintaining a naturally decaying system. Left on its own without any attention, the system will fail.
Electrical Engineer (and New Hoper) Michael Anderson
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
Jesus in John 15:5-6
The thing about engineering codes and practices is that they are all about safety. If you violate these laws bad things happen. Bridges collapse. Boilers blow up. People die.
Oilsands Project Engineer (and New Hoper) Rob Bronson
The ordinances of the LORD are sure; by them your servant is warned.