How to Engineer Common Grace

Timoteo Sazo | January 26, 2017

Josué Rodríguez is a civil engineer. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Josué and his wife, Luz, are members of Iglesia Gracia Soberana, and live in Maryland with their two children.

How would you describe your work?

I’m a civil engineer. I work for a company that designs buildings, highways, bridges, airports, and their associated infrastructures. My particular focus is water resources and storm water management, which means I lead teams in designing projects that control the amount and quality of water that will end up in the river.

As an image-bearer of God, how does your work reflect some aspect of God’s work?

An engineer is someone who comes up with creative solutions. I design processes to bring order and solve problems, like avoiding flooding issues in—or because of—new developments, and helping the client comply with environmental protection regulations. I create things that weren’t there before, but I use materials that were already there, created by God. Still, this aspect of my humanity reflects God’s image and work—how he made everything and brought order into a world that was without form and void.

How does your work give you a unique vantage point into the brokenness of the world?

In my role

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