Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. Genesis 1:14-16
The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork. Psalm19:1
I haven’t read much or listened to in-depth reports, but I did hear scientists have found 7 new planets. While they are excited about their new discovery, I am excited about our God! As we read the creation story in Genesis, let’s not read an old story; let’s be excited about what took place. Just think and ponder about creating something from nothing: placing the sun, moon and stars in place and turning dirt into flesh. Doesn’t that leave us in awe of God? Seven new planets are astonishing scientists, but God already placed them there in the vastness of His creation. He knew that they were there! I am amazed at the discovery but even more amazed at the Creator.
If we are looking at a single cell, the intricate parts of an eye, the day or night sky, are we not in awe? Shouldn’t we be?
As I mentioned earlier, Dave and I are studying the Torah from a Jewish perspective. In our study there is this note regarding how scripture was read:
“For each Torah portion (Parashah), the ancient Hebrew scribes defined a corresponding reading from the prophets, called the Haftarah (conclusion).” You can see above how scripture speaks of scripture. That, too, should cause us to be in awe!
Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.