This week on Beyond Today…
When you look up to the stars above, what do you see? Do you see the hand of God or do we miss the point? The universe that we are privileged to observe is really meant to reveal the God of creation, the God of Abraham, the God of the Bible. It is meant to reveal to us our purpose and our place in the plan of God if we look at it carefully enough. It’s actually meant to point us to God. It’s meant as one of the greatest helps for you and I to develop a relationship with our God if we understand it correctly.
There’s a Psalm, the 19th Psalm, that speaks to this. It’s one of the basic Psalms. A lot of us will sing hymns out of this particular Psalm. It says beginning in verse one that, “the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows his handiwork. Day unto day utter speech and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world. The heavens declare the glory of God.” What an amazing statement to begin to understand a view of a God-centered universe that God created essentially the universe, if we understand it correctly, to display His glory.
With that approach, everywhere that we turn our telescopes on this earth today we see immense space and distance. The most powerful telescopes from those that are land-based to the space-based Hubble telescope see vast space and distance, large astro bodies and systems that reveal more mystery. And the further we see and the more we see with those telescopes, the more we learn about our universe and the cosmos. And even the more we understand. And interestingly, the more we learn, the more we see, the more we discover, the more we actually revise the knowledge that we do have about the universe it seems every few years.
Join Darris McNeely as he explores how creation reveals God. Click here to watch this program: https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/beyond-today-television-program/the-god-centered-universe
The literature offered on this program, Who is God?, may be read online here: https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/who-is-god
United Church of God, Pastor
Atlanta & Buford, GA