Words from the Heart for Tuesday September 25th, 2018
Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the heavens.
Psalm 148:3-4 (NRSV)
Praise from Above
How is it that the sun, moon, shining stars, highest heavens and even the waters above the skies can praise the Lord? While there will always be a wonder about these statements in our Bibles, we can know for sure that the obedient, constant operation of all of creation brings glory to the Creator. Our Lord only runs the risk of disobedience from man made in his image. Let us not dishonour him by acting against his will.
The RADARSAT Constellation Mission is a 2018 space launch mission by the Canadian government that will consist of a three-spacecraft fleet of Earth observation satellites. Government and commercial applications broadly include: national security, resource management including disaster management and ecosystem monitoring, sustainable development, and transportation. It amazing what you can accomplish by having eyes in the sky.
The launch of the three satellites that will form the constellation is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018.
When we were children we would gaze up into the night sky and watch the stars twinkle. We never got tired of doing so. The night sky always drew our thoughts to things eternal. I would wonder what kind of a God was able to create this infinite universe and birth into us a desire to understand what is beyond ourselves, both physically and spiritually. I obviously wasn’t alone in these thoughts. The Psalmist wrote this in Psalm 148:3-4, “Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the heavens.” The great universe that God spoke into being consistently praises its Creator simply by being. The vastness of space and the enormity of these heavenly bodies point to a God who is beyond our comprehension, beyond our imagination. The praise that they express by the fact that they exist ought to teach us that we need to offer praise to our Creator by the way we live out our lives each day. As others look at you today, are your actions and words drawing their thoughts heavenward? If so, you are instruments of praise for your Creator.
These have been words from the heart.