Words from the Heart for Sunday May 6th, 2018
He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.
Job 26:7 (NKJV)
Hanging on Nothing
The book of Job contains such accurate descriptions of the world and the work of God as Creator and Keeper of the universe. What science has discovered along the way in human history as modern equipment was invented has only confirmed what is declared in the book of Job. This is another testimony to the greatness of the God of the universe.
It takes a certain kind of person to take on the job of public executioner. So, it should be no surprise, that the two most prolific hangmen in Canada’s history are also two of the most colourful characters you’ll find in any history book. John Radcliffe and Arthur Ellis, both of Kamloops, BC, carried out hundreds of executions during their time as hangmen: Radcliffe from 1892 until his death sometime after 1910, and Ellis after him between 1913 and 1935.
For Christmas, a couple of years back, my wife gave me a small globe that hangs in the air with no strings attached. It just hangs there, half way between the two ends of what looks like a large letter C. The secret is magnetism, but it looks really cool. The ancients were just as mesmerized by the fact that the earth hangs on nothing. Job 26:7 says, “He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.” Scholars tell us that the book of Job was the earliest book of the Bible. It predates the books of Moses, the first five books of the Bible. It is ancient. Even though they didn’t understand the science of astronomy as we do today, they understood that the earth was hanging on nothing. We understand principles of gravity but we don’t understand how this planet arrived in the perfect distance from the sun to provide life. The greatest minds have theories, but even with our knowledge, there is still much mystery surrounding life. What a God we know who hung the planets at just the perfect place for life to exist. Trust Him to keep your life just right as well.
These have been words from the heart.