Daily Truth: “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.” Psalm 19:1
The heavens do declare the glory of God. And, the firmament does show His handiwork.
We serve an amazing God! The stars are so numerous that we cannot count them. The sun is at just the right distance to provide heat and light to sustain us and not destroy us. God’s glory and majesty can be seen every day and night.
It is no coincidence that the sun, moon, and stars are hung above us. We must look up to see them. Written in Isaiah 55:9 God tells us, “The heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts”.
Looking up at the heavens we can see this heaven yet in Revelation 21:1 John tells us, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away…..”. Gazing up at the night sky can prompt questions of the new heaven. What does it take so we can see this “new heaven”? It takes the realization that Christ, God’s Son, died for our sins according to the Scriptures, He was buried and that He rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) God’s Word also tells us in Acts16:31 “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”
On the next clear night go outside, away from the city lights, with a blanket and your family. Lie there and look up. Can you too declare the glory of God? God is so good to give us just a peek into the beauty of our eternal home and a glimpse into His full glory.
Some resources for you and your child to find more about the heavens include:
“Creation Astronomy” by Dr. Jason Lisle, “Kids Answers” by Answers in Genesis, Answers in Genesis Kid Videos: Habitable Planet and Distant Starlight , to see amazing photos from space see the Hubble website, and a great app for an iPhone is “Night Sky”. This app will help you to identify constellations while gazing at the stars.
Until the next “Truth” telling moment,
This article first appeared on “Truths for Tots” blog