Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Starry Hosts Praise Him - May 24, 2011

Nehemiah 9:5-6 (New International Version)
5 And the Levites—Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah—said:

“Stand up and praise the LORD your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.”

“Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. 6 You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

It is really unfortunate that most of us live in the city, where the street and building lights around us steal the fantastic display of God's creation that can only be revealed at night. I look forward to the times when I can get away from the city and spend time gazing into the heavens. This display of the Universe shows us how awesome and mighty our God truly is.

There are other times when we can see God's might hand, such as when we admire the ocean waves beating on the California coast, or when we see and feel the awesome power of a huge thunderstorm rolling across the Texas plain, but they do not compare to the immense view of the heavens around us.

Here is another photograph from the stunning images of dark skies seen from Earth revealed in global photo competition as reported in the Daily Mail, as was featured in their online post. The competition, "Best Night-Sky Pictures 2011, was organised by The World At Night and highlights just how incredible our planet is once the sun goes down.(1)

As I have been commenting over the last few days, our God is truly worthy of our praise. I am spending alot of time posting these spectacular displays, so that we can realize how small we truly are, and how arrogant we must seem to God when we turn our backs on Him and instead go our own way. He not only created all that we see, but through Jesus Christ He makes it possible for us to be with Him someday.

We need to embrace the love He so freely offers us while we still can, and continually offer Him praise for doing so.

(1)Photo is a galactic view from planet earth: The central bulge of the galaxy - the brightest region in the Milky Way - is captured in the starry night of Australia by Alex Cherney as shown in the Daily Mail

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