Psalm 19:1-2 NIV, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.”
It is always exciting to me when I have the opportunity to gaze up at the sky and experience the awe of God’s creation. The heavens do declare His glory. It shows us God’s creativity, and reminds us of how faithful He is to keep everything in perfect order. The sun rises and sets everyday, right on time. Even when we can not see it, we know it is there; just like the Creator Himself. In good times and bad, God is there, bringing His order, purpose, and peace to our lives day by day.
Hopefully you were able to witness the “great conjunction of 2020” back in December, when the planets Jupiter and Saturn were on display next to one another for all to see. Although they were miles apart, to the naked eye, they appeared close together. It was amazing to see the two gas giants together in the night sky. Something they say will not happen again for many years.
As a bonus, planet Mars was also on display during that same time, right near the moon. It was very easy to see, since it was bright and red. Actually planet Uranus was up there too, but I missed that one. About three weeks ago, after several failed attempts, mostly due to cloudy weather and odd times of day, I was finally able to see the International Space Station (ISS) fly over. That was exciting! The instructions from NASA worked perfectly. Per NASA, the ISS orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, which comes out to about 16 times per day! I admire the astronauts who are up there on the ISS working diligently.
Speaking of astronauts, for black history month, I would like to recognize Mae Carol Jemison, the first black women to travel into space. She is an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. I admire her accomplishments and grateful for her contributions to science and society. You can read more about her here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mae_Jemison
As you gaze at the sky, I hope you too will be reminded of the majesty and power of our God. His faithfulness endures forever.
Psalm 119:90 ESV, “Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.”
I pray you have a blessed week.