While this whole article brings about some further questions, such as the motives of the man, it reminds me of the issue in class regarding natural and special revelation. These two types of revelation demonstrate the different ways that God reveals Himself to us. Natural revelation allows us to glean general principles about God through things observed in the universe, such as His presence, His Creativity, etc. Whereas special revelation refers to the specific, intimate attributes of God and God’s plan for humanity which is revealed through Scripture, the Holy Spirit, etc.
This article made me think of these two types of revelations because I wondered if the man was being incorporated into the special revelation process. God often imparts special revelation through the movement upon human hands, such as the the Holy Spirit influencing the writers of Scripture. In the same way, could God take this man’s “electric cross” and use it as a testament to what was done on the true cross. Furthermore, could this man’s “electric cross” help point towards the God of the Bible?
Considering the whole situation, I do believe that their were some misguided motives for this man’s display of the “electric cross”. However, I do believe that God can and does use man’s actions to still demonstrate who He is and what He is about. This in turn is a humbling thought, particular as a Christian, because it makes you realize the weight of every action. For every action has an eternal significance, therefore it should be questioned if what you are doing points to God and His redemptive plan for humanity.