“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us, that Your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations (Psalm 67:1-2).”
I have a warm up exercise I sometimes distribute to classes of science and engineering students which asks them,”If you could create an element to do anything for you, what would it be, and what would you call it?”
A review of the periodic table shows that elements have a lot of uses. However, at least one of them –Rutherfordium — has no uses. Very little of it has been made. To me that is very sad. Usefulness is one of my prime values for myself. If I could create an element, it would have to be useful.
The apostle Paul had the best purpose for himself anyone could ever have. His goal for his life was to know Christ and the power of His resurrection, and to gain the resurrection for himself (Philippians 3:10-11). Everything else paled in comparison to this.
Paul wasn’t just looking to know Christ himself, however. While in this life he saw his task as to help others know Jesus and exalt Him before others, also (Philippians 1:20-26).
I want to be like Paul. So I would create an element for myself called blessium. I want to know Christ. I want God’s blessing.
I want God’s blessing not only for myself, but for others, also. God wants all people to praise Him, for the whole world to follow Him. In receiving God’s blessing and in knowing Him and His power, I will help to exalt Him to others and work toward establishing His rule on this earth.