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The Heavens

  • Posted on June 15, 2010 at 11:05 pm
Nearest star to Earth

Image credit and copyright: David Malin, UK Schmidt Telescope, DSS, AAO

“The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make Him known.
They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.
God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.
It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding.
It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.
The sun rises at one end of the heavens and follows its course to the other end.
Nothing can hide from its heat.”
Psalm 19:1-6 NLT

Have you ever wondered at the night sky?
Or marveled at the beauty of the sun at dawn?
For me, when these moments come I feel so small…
It seems so unreal sometimes to look up at the moon, and realize that it is a rock, 3D…miles and miles…and miles away. My mind sometimes rebels.
Light travels at 299,792,458 metres per second (186,000 miles per second).
Ponder a moment.
The nearest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri, is 4.24 light years away or 270,000 times removed from us than our sun! Light from the star that Proxima orbits, Alpha Centauri, takes 4.4 years to reach Earth.
Those are just the neighbors.
And everyone seems to think that God is so small…
God made everything around us to show who He is. His name is written on every star and grain of sand. Observe the world around yourself and ask, “Is the impossible truly possible with Him? Have I made God too small in my mind? Or is He really the Great I AM that He says He is?”

“You are beautiful beyond description, too marvelous for words.
Too wonderful for comprehension, like nothing ever seen or heard.
Who can grasp Your infinite wisdom?
Who can fathom the depths of Your love?
You are beautiful beyond description,
Majesty, enthroned above.
And I stand, I stand in awe of You.
I stand, I stand in awe of You.
Holy God, to whom all praise is due,
I stand in awe of You.” –I Stand In Awe of You ©Hillsong United

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