THURSDAY August 9, 2018
God’s Glorious Creation
There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.
1 Corinthians 15:40-41
Paul continued to speak about the different distinctions between celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies. There are celestial bodies that we see in the heavens: the moon, the stars and the sun. Then there are terrestrial bodies––earthly bodies––human beings, beasts and insects. Though a believer’s body may die, in the resurrection they will be given a new glorified body fit for heaven.
During the night at San Onofre, I looked up into the sky with some of the men I go surfing with, and we saw a satellite go by. It was amazing. Then against the dark sky, we observed the stars––incredible. These men were non-believers, and, as we stared at the starry sky, I made a significant comment, “Look how God has created this amazing universe.”
Everything God created is for His glory. Psalm 19:1 tells us: The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. The Bible declares: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). What is even more incredible is that God sent His Son from heaven to earth to die for our sins (Philippians 2:5-8).
Have you ever looked up into the heavens and everything on earth and really considered who created all these things? Have you thanked and worshiped our Creator for sending Jesus Christ to be our Savior?
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?
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