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Today's Creation Moment

Solving the Distant-Starlight Dilemma
Isaiah 45:12
"I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded."
Scientists who reject the Bible believe that man's ability to see light from distant stars and galaxies can be likened to a deadly torpedo that sinks the ship of young earth creationism. But they are...

The Big Universe

1 Corinthians 15:41
"[There is] one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for [one] star differeth from [another] star in glory."

One of the most breathtaking sights any human being can experience is available for free. The night sky, especially away from city lights, is a sight that staggers the imagination.

It's no wonder that humans are fascinated with the stars. This fascination explains why some of the earliest modern inventions were telescopes. It also explains why, even in the 17th century, the Big Universeastronomer Kepler wrote to Galileo suggesting that humans might one day travel to the stars. And it explains why, within four centuries, some have actually set foot on the moon.

The night sky is filled with seemingly countless stars. Our space probes have given us dramatic pictures of the other planets. We have seen the largest volcano in the solar system on Mars, the dramatic volcanoes of Io, the wispy rings of the outer planets and the white, puffy clouds floating in the blue atmosphere of Neptune. Yet, all of these planets and stars are visible to the naked eye. And what the unaided eye can see is less than 100 billionth of the universe! We can directly measure only distant objects that are 300 or so light-years away – which is far less than we can see.

Close up views of the objects in the night sky produce even more awe and wonder than the night sky itself. In a very real sense, the sky is the clearest and the most glorious of our Creator's fingerprints on His incredible workmanship!

Father, the heavens glorify You. The wonderful eyes with which I behold the heavens glorify You! Let me, too, glorify You among men, especially for Your greatest glory – Your plan of salvation through Jesus Christ! Amen.
Ferris, Timothy. 1984. "Spaceshots." Science 84, September. p. 60.