January 8, 2019

What I read today;

Genesis 14; Joshua 15-16; Psalm 8; Isaiah 8; Matthew 15-16; Romans 8

I watched a TV show on PBS the other night about a spacecraft that NASA sent into space in 2006.  In October of 2018, the craft arrived near Pluto.  Its mission was to do a flyover of Pluto and Pluto’s moon.  The scientists were stunned to see the ice mountains and the intricate design that Pluto showed.  They were also, stunned to see what could only be described as an ice volcano.  They found methane and possibly water under the ice on the surface of the planet and a system of seasons.  It also appeared that the planet’s core was causing radiation to pass to the surface causing some warming to occur.  After passing Pluto they began to see more objects in the outer rim of our galaxy.  On New Year’s day, they finally were able to see pictures of other objects they didn’t even know were there.

I had to laugh as I was listening to these highly educated men and women attempting to explain how the planets had formed.  One tried to say that particles floating around in the galaxy would slowly come together to form a complex planet with its own unique geology and atmosphere.  He actually compared it to dust bunnies gathering under our beds over billions of years to form a planet.

That’s what happens when you ignore the idea that we have a creator God.  We come up with ideas that make no sense.  When I look at the amazing pictures Pluto and the outer ring of our galaxy it causes me to marvel at the amazing power of the God we serve.  The intricate design of a small planet like Pluto that no one on earth would really see for thousands of years is absolutely amazing.

If God cared that much in creating our universe imagine how much he cares for each and every one of us.  God cares about the details of his creation.  That includes you and me.

Psalm 8 verse 3-4 says, “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon, and the starts, 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?”

Like the Psalmist says “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

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