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Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor

"When I consider Your heavens ..."
Psalm 8:3

The heavens are a lot to consider. Looking from the earth, the sun and the moon appear to be about the same size. The diameter of the sun is four hundred times that of the moon, but it is also four hundred times farther from the earth than the moon. In view of the effect the moon has on gravitational pull, the tides, and light for the night, it is obvious that the moon is where it was intended to be. In view of the effect the sun has on gravitational pull, temperatues on earth, and light for the day, it is obvious that the sun is where it was intended to be.

Notice, dear reader, that the psalmist did not say that he considered "the" heavens, but "Your" heavens. The immensity of space measured in billions of light years with the myriads of heavenly bodies which bespeckle that space, actually belongs to Someone. The heavens belong to the One who, with exquisite wisdom and might, made them out of nothing. "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have ordained ..." And again, "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork." Psalm 19:1

Of course, this earth is also a part of "Your" heavens. It too belongs to God. "The earth is the LORD's and all its fulness, the world and those who dwell therein." And why is this so? "For He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters." Psalm 24:1,2

"Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things. Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, by the greatness of His might and the strength of His power; not one is missing." Isaiah 40:26. When speaking of the Lord Jesus, the apostle John said, "All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made." John 1:3. The divine Creator was born in a manger and nailed to a cross. His blood is able to save because He is God.



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