The other night, I walked outside to take my dog, Lucy, out to potty before we went to bed. It was around 9:30 PM, and it was already dark outside. I grabbed my flashlight so that we could see the path and waited for her to do her business.
While I was waiting, I glanced up at the sky and noticed one very bright star. I had noticed this same star the past few nights, and I wondered if this was actually Venus. In a few minutes, my eyes were adjusting, and I noticed more stars coming into view. The longer we stood there, the more stars I could see.
I was in awe of the Lord’s creation, and I took the time to let Him know how beautiful it was. We came back inside, and I kept thinking about the stars. A few stars were visible to me, but how many were there that I couldn’t see?
I’ve always found it fascinating when I saw photos of the moon, planets, stars, and galaxies that have been taken with powerful telescopes. It is so beautiful and foreign, and it is crazy that all of this exists without us being able to see it.
As a child, I’m sure you had to create the solar system like I did. Every planet was a different size, and some had rings, and others had moons. We read about them in our science books and saw the large spot on Jupiter and Saturn’s rings. I never questioned if Jupiter or Saturn was real, the science book said it was, so I believed it.
As a child, we believe in things we can’t see. Some of these things are real, like the stars and galaxies that can’t be seen by the eye. However, some of the things we believed in might have been conjured up by our parents, friends, etc. Think of the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Santa Claus. We all believed in something we couldn’t see, but as we got older, we became more skeptical. The Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and Santa Claus might have had something to do with us becoming skeptical.
I am always amazed how someone can believe that two stars collided and a big bang created the earth and life began. But they can’t believe what they read in the Bible about a loving, caring God who created the world and every living thing.
2 Corinthians 4:18
18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
To read the Bible and believe God’s word takes faith. I’ve “felt” the presence of God in my life, and I know that He is with me, guides me, and protects me. For me, believing in the Lord, even though I’ve never personally seen Him, is easy. It is way easier than seeing two things crash and a new world forming. The only thing that a crash creates in my house is a huge mess.
15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
To GOD Goes The Glory!
Have A Blessed Day