Thursday, November 15, 2007

He Made the Heavens and the Earth

Last week, I went with a group to meet with a local astronomer. Unfortunately, the clouds prohibited us from viewing the stars through his telescope, but he had an amazing display of photos taken with the Hubble telescope on his computer. We saw the night sky more close up than I ever though possible. All I see when I look up at night are little dots of white light, but they are swirling nebulae and black holes and gorgeous masses of energy so far away from our earth. And God made that just for our viewing enjoyment. Thank you Lord.

We discussed Mars and Saturn and a variety of planets. I was struck by this interesting fact: the reason other planets are not inhabitable is either because they have no solid mass or because they have no water. It made me understand the importance of the words in Genesis: He separated the water from the land. It seems so simple really, but it is life sustaining to have both land and water with definable boundaries on our planet.

And, He made sure that we had just the right combination of chemical components for breathing and living here on this home He built for us. The more I understand it, the more I appreciate it. This ecosystem is perfect for us!

Psalm 8:3-5 "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings, and crowned him with glory and honor."

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Crystal said...

What a wonderful reflection on God's amazing handiwork!
Thanks for sharing!
Your link was wrong so I have corrected it in mr.linky!

Susan said...

"What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings, and crowned him with glory and honor."

Yes, in light of all the beautiful things God has created, he created us!

God is truly amazing!

I'm so grateful He made all things just perfect for us.

Blessings to you on the TT!


Melissa said...

What a great post! It definitely helps me a better insight into those first few passages in Genesis.

God Bless You!

Mary said...

A beautiful post. God is amazing, isn't he?

Blessings for a great day.

ellen b said...

Beautiful. When we see the heavens, stars, planets, we begin to understand how BIG our God is. Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Heather said...

Wonderful post, Heather!

lori said... can ANYONE look at it all and NOT believe??? I just don't know...
wonderfully creative HE is!!

Denise said...

Such an awesome post my friend.

Tiffany Stuart said...

I'm in awe often of the stars, sun and planets. God is amazing. Wish I could've heard the astronomer.

Happy TT!

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

I read the other day.. and this reminded me of it..

Perhaps they are not stars in the sky,
but rather openings where loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy....
Eskimo Legend

I work for Hospice and I had a little man the other day.. who is a Christian.. lose his wife.. instead of a prayer which he had been doing.. .he did a beautiful Indian song for her...

What a beautiful way to honor her and give God the Glory

SharonB said...

How wonderful! What an amazing God!