Recently, we had a new addition to our family. Fortunately, for me, it didn’t come via the stork. (I’m very happy and content with the 2 children with which God has blessed me!) This “addition” came to us straight from the Discovery Channel Store. It is a Meade ETX90 telescope. My husband had had his eye on it for a few weeks, and he finally took the plunge and made the purchase. For a low-tech lady like me, this telescope is very advanced. It has something called Autostar, which is a remote control device that can automatically move the telescope to any of 30,000 objects stored in the database. When my daughter and I came home from her piano lesson Tuesday night, my husband was out in the front yard with the telescope. He let me take a peek at what he was viewing, and I saw Jupiter and several of her moons. It was pretty neat. I’ve always found learning about the planets and stars to be interesting. I thought it was fascinating as a kid, but after my salvation experience with Jesus, it took on an even greater dimension. I remember one night when we were staying up near Mt. Lassen and a group of us were out in the parking lot just looking up at the sky, which was loaded with starts. I was thinking to myself, “Wow, I know the God that made all of this!”
The Bible says in Psalm 19
Psa 19:1 <To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.> The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Psa 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
Psa 19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
I believe if a person never even cracked open the Bible, they could know that there is a God just by looking at the sky and the beauty of nature that is all around us. It is like a visual, unspoken witness that cries out in every language, “Yes, there is a God!” I hope that as we use “Papa’s new toy”, it will help me gain an even greater appreciation for my awesome Saviour and Creator!