Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 20 (Psalm 8:3-4)

When I look at 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, and the son of man that you care for him?  (ESV)

Forty-five years ago today, Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on the moon.  It was an amazing achievement, and human endeavors in space have only gotten more incredible over the decades.  We have built vessels of unbelievable size, speed, and complexity to take people into space.  We have put satellites into orbit.  With telescopes like the Hubble, we have seen farther into the universe than anyone could ever have imagined.

Space exploration is important.  God made us with minds capable of such work, and we must do it.  And what do we find when we do?  A glorious creation that requires poets to describe it.  As we stand in awe of the breathtaking wonders of creation, it slowly dawns on us how small we are.  Then comes the realization of how much God must love the tiny creatures made in His image that He would provide for us to the point of securing our eternal place with Him through His own death.

Whether it is the glory of outer space, the deep seas, or your own back yard, let the marvels of nature be a constant reminder of God's unspeakable love...for you.

Father, words cannot express the joy I take in Your creation.  Not only have you crafted the most amazing universe, you have given me natural senses to behold it and a mind to explore its depths.  Glory be to You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!  Amen.

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