The Stars In The Sky

Make sure to look at the night sky tonight.

Make sure to look at the night sky tonight.

In honor of the amazing happening in the Universe this evening, in which we’ll be able to see the Bethlehem Star for the first time since the Wise Men followed it, I’m reposting this blog about star nurseries from a while back.

If you’re curious, the star – or stars/planets because it’s a combination of three, Regulus, Jupiter and Venus passing by each other – can be seen from the Western U.S. tonight June 30th 2015, between 8-9 p.m. in the Western sky. To find out more about this, click here http://thechristmasstar.org/.

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Do you ever really stop to consider the sheer incomprehensibility of God?

I get a lot of emails that show pictures of space and the Universe, at least what our technology can see of it for us. I’m sure that at least some of you have seen the same. Every time I get one of these emails, I look through it. Why? Because the pictures never cease to amaze me.

I am amazed by the color, the beauty, the sheer magnitude of what’s out there.

Apparently, the first picture that was taken in space was  in 1946, which means that just a little more than 60 years ago we were barely at the brink of seeing what’s out there.

Now days there are multitude’s of pictures out there showing many different aspects of the parts of the Universe that we can see. Yet, still we are able to see so little of what’s actually out there.

Inevitably in every grouping of photos that comes around is a picture of a star nursery, the place that stars are born. Let me repeat that, we can see some of the places that stars are born.

Scripture says that God sees everything under the heavens, that includes the stars. He counts them and gives every one of them a name and He knows when they burn out too.

Stars are born, they live and they die. And God sees them and He knows.

It it mind boggling to me that this God who watches over the star nurseries and knows every one of them by name, watches over each of us as we are born, we live and we die. He knows each of us by name.

The God who created the Universe. The One who makes it all work. The One who watches over the star nurseries.  He also watches over you.

He knows your name.

“The LORD looks down from heaven; He observes everyone. He gazes on all the inhabitants of the earth from His dwelling place. He alone crafts their hearts; He considers all their works.” Psalm 33:13-15

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2 Responses to The Stars In The Sky

  1. Bethany Macklin says:

    I love the stars and space. My son is an aero/astro space engineer and he talks about space a lot. The stars we can see are technically way in the past, (based on physics) so he tells me. Because they are so many light years away, even a relatively close star would take over 38,000+ years traveling at the speed of light to reach it. (Think the movie “Interstellar” and the effect traveling into space had on time and age…) It’s all over my head, but one thing is for sure; “the heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the works of His hands…”

    • sarah says:

      Hi Bethany,

      It can get very confusing especially when you figure in that time-space aspect of it all. I’ve heard that those who study the earth sciences are far less likely to believe in God, while those who study Cosmology are more likely to believe in Him. I’m not sure how accurate that is, but I do know this, I wouldn’t be surprised, because like you I know one thing for sure, the heavens do truly declare His glory.

      Blessings,
      Sarah

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