Dawn Tolbert

Writer
Believe Faith Reflections

The Heavens Declare His Glory

Tonight Larry and I watched an episode of Nova about the Hubble Telescope that he had recorded. The show was part documentary, part history lesson, and a whole lot of really incredibly amazing photos.

I had to grab the remote button and push pause at one point just to write down the following fact:

There are more stars in the heavens than all the grains of sand on all the beaches in our world combined. 

I don’t know about you, but that is mind- bending to me. I mean, that’s a lot of stars, spanning a lot of space.

That’s a fact that we learned very recently, as science goes, when the Hubble cleared the bonds of Earth and showed us what we were missing from our grounded point of view.

Yet, hundreds and hundreds of years ago, The psalmist wrote in Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky proclaims the work of His hands.”

And in Psalm 8, we read in verses 1-4, “You have set your glory in the heavens… When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”

I picture David, both as a young shepherd boy and later as king, gazing at the twinkling stars and reading in them a testament about the grandeur and might and creativity and, yes, even the love of God.

Paul in Romans said that God had written His power in what has been made, which has testified about Him since the beginning of time.

Aren’t we blessed to live in a time that shows us intricacies of the heavens that we could never have imagined on our own? And even more amazing is that as much as we’ve learned, we still only know a tiny bit about the grandeur of God and His creation. Someday we will know even as we are known.

For now, look at the night sky — and the daytime sky for that matter — and reflect on the Creator who spoke it all into being.

To Him be all glory and honor and praise for now and forevermore.

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