[Darris McNeely] The news was all over the internet this morning of this meteor that landed in Russia, streaking across the atmosphere at over 19,000 mph, shattering glass and injuring hundreds of people in a small Russian town near the Ural Mountains. What was unusual about this was that it struck near a populated area. Meteorites hit the earth quite frequently. And just in another day or two I think another large asteroid is supposed to pass between the earth and the moon. Most meteorites burn up when they enter the earth's atmosphere, but this one streaked across the skies this morning, and you can see the contrails of the photos and read all about it.
Really what this is is a wakeup call in terms of understanding that we live within the forces of nature, and they are very powerful, and they are very strong. The earth is designed by God to basically shelter us from the worst ravages that could come about. It makes good science fiction, but illustrations like this show us just how close at times we are and just how powerful nature is.
I happened to be thinking as I looked at this and looked at the pictures, the video of it about the statement that God made to Job:38:31-33 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?  Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?  Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? . Just to put us all in the proper perspective as to who has created all of this and how wonderfully designed is the earth and it's positioning within the universe and God's protection for us overall. God asked the question to Job, He said, "Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion?" Then He said, "Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth?"
Man can't. Job couldn't. We can't, but God can. And displays such as this remind us that we are all at all times in the hands of God through His creation and the beauty of that design, and at other times by His grace and by His power - a lesson that we should always remember.
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