Words from the Heart for Thursday August 13th, 2020
God called the huge space “sky.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day two.
Genesis 1:8 (NIRV)
Back in 2018, in the pre-pandemic days of normal air traffic, CTV news reported that a new animated map had captured 202,157 flights crisscrossing the Earth in one day. This represented the busiest day on record. FlightRadar24 confirmed that June 29 was the first day since it began tracking air travel when more than 200,000 flights were tracked. The largest clusters of flights were over Europe, Southeast Asia and the United States. The least busy day of the year is typically December 25.
Since man was first created and placed on the earth, he has gazed up into the sky to try to grasp the things of eternity. We innately know that we are not alone. God has created us with eternity in mind. We are the only living beings on the planet who ponder these things. It’s because we are created in the image of God. When God created the world, He put the sky in place. Genesis 1:8 puts it this way: “God called the huge space “sky.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day two.” In a world where other nations had gods of the sky, the Bible speaks of the One God who created the sky. As immense as the sky appeared, the God of Moses put the sky in place. Already by day two we see the God who rules over the vast waters and the huge sky. People were already grasping the nature of this all-mighty God. He would create sun, moon and stars that would fill the sky and birds and insects that would live in it. In the same way, He created you, just as carefully and with perfect purpose.
These have been words from the heart.