Had a hard night without a lot of sleep. It would be the new moon this week– when the moon offers very little light and the stars are magnificent. I got up at an unknown hour, and sat out on our lanai here in our rental condo on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii. The stars were out tonight…the planets and Orion and the Big Dipper.
Psalm 19–‘The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge’ (Psalm 19: 1-2). The heavens speak! The night sky voices the glory of God! The word ‘glory’ means weightiness and importance. A week earlier, we heard, on our car radio, a scientist explaining some theories of the tides and gravitational pull of the moon and other aspects of what we know of as God’s creation. Remarkable information. Builds your faith. ‘…Pours out speech…reveals knowledge…'(Psalm 19: 2)–except when this same scientist tries to explain origins and how things work without any reference to God at all.
Chance and luck were all he had to offer. Explanations that took more faith to believe in than the truths of the Bible. I’ve heard these scientific geniuses before. I studied at an Ivy-League seminary where many professors did not believe that the Bible was the inerrant Word of God from beginning to end. Too bad that so many of the students, studying for ministry, soaked up these modern mythologies. To be spewed out in sermons to a congregation open to almost anything from the pulpit. Anything… except what the Bible teaches.
Look up at the night sky. Let what you see tell you that there is a Creator of this creation. The ultimate explanation… of the universe. ‘The heavens declare the glory of God…’ They certainly do! And, then, as it says later in Psalm 19, to enjoy the gift of God’s Word, the Bible. Get into it. Dig deep. Memorize and study. Read it daily. Believe it. Decide to be part of a church family where the pastor preaches from the Bible, along with his own believing and submissive heart. Such a gift–the Bible, the night sky, so many and so much more… all from our Lord. Amen? Amen!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your creation, which says so much about you and your glory to us who believe. In His name. Amen.