The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"The Joy Of the Kneel"
We enjoyed a wonderful stargazing session with our son Noah and his wife Jessica last night after dinner at their house. They have an amazing telescope, and we experienced wonder as we viewed Jupiter and its moons, Saturn and its rings, and stars with their brilliant and burning illumination. Most importantly, we looked upon the wonder of their Maker.
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handiwork" (Psalm 19:1).
The goodness and greatness of our Lord speak to us from space, and the sky proclaims His skill and artistry. "The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and godhead" (Romans 1:18). We may or may not consciously perceive such communication. Many view the cosmos as merely a physical reality composed of atoms and forces beyond complete comprehension. The Christian agrees regarding our inability to know all that can be known about creation. However, we differ by believing that matter begins and continues by its Maker. We also maintain that physical realities serve to whisper, speak, and sometimes shout that God exists, that He is a Lord of character, power, and order, and that as part of His creation, we must live in accordance with His being and bylaws.
How we respond to God in His world plays a major role in how we respond to God in His Word. The heart that recognizes Somebody made all the somethings of the universe will be far more likely to kneel in wonder when Scripture identifies the Creator. Those who view creation as an amazing marvel, but only in terms of substance, laws, and forces, will also wonder, but without the joy of the kneel. As A.W. Tozer wrote, "Modern man bows to examine creation rather than worship the Creator."
It was a joy to share the experience of stargazing last night with family - especially with the Father who made the stars. What of His glory did we behold together? Time and eternity will answer that question as our Lord's messages from space and the sky linger in our hearts forever.
"He made the stars also."
"He telleth the number of the stars. He calleth them all by their name."
Weekly Memory Verse
"But I trusted in Thee, o Lord. I said, Thou art my God." (Psalm 31:14)