Looking to the Heavens

If I could have a second career it would probably be as an astronomer. For as long as I can remember I have love looking at the sky at night and – just wondering! Also, I have never in my life doubted that God was behind all that beauty. This morning I read the first two verses of Psalm 97:

The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

I have been enjoying pictures of “dust clouds” that form around new galaxies – and even dying galaxies. The drama of far distant parts of God’s creation amazes me from day to day as I looked at the Astronomy Picture of the Day on my computer. The creativity of God never ceases to amaze me: it makes me cry aloud, the Lord is King exclamation point let the earth rejoice…