|May 19, 2011|
|By Jim Coleman|
|“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?” -Psalm 8:3-4
One evening, not long ago, I sat listening to Brooke Abbott, who heads up the “Come & Grow” spiritual growth component at the Crystal Cathedral. Each Wednesday night, she leads us through a stimulating study and discussion…most recently on the Omnipotence of God.
She shared with us information about God’s Creation that I had never heard before. Her revelations served to further my humble appreciation for God’s amazing attention to detail and strengthen my faith to believe that He made YOU (and me) TOTALLY special, and that we are very important to Him.
First, Brooke shared that our moon is approximately one-third the size of earth. No other known moons are as large in relation to the planet they orbit. Because of our moon’s relatively large size, its gravitational pull on earth restricts the tilt of earth’s axis. As a result, we experience reasonable (and much anticipated) seasonal climatic changes. If our moon were smaller, the earth’s axis would tilt more and much larger areas of the earth’s surface would become uninhabitable.
Secondly, our moon is round and solid. All other moons of solid (rock) composition are odd shaped, like a potato, causing them to spin awkwardly. An awkward spinning moon would have a devastating effect on earth.
Round moons are usually made of ice…and an ice moon would not provide the mass to generate the gravitational pull necessary to sustain our lives on earth. Our moon is the only round moon of solid (rock) composition…just the right size, so we all live within an extremely predictable environment when compared to other planets.
I share all of this with you simply to emphasize the incredible plan that God has for YOU…the remarkable perfection of the physical universe created and put in motion for YOU! Wow, what an amazing Lord we honor and serve.Prayer:
Oh God, “How great Thou art!” I praise YOU today…and find my delight in doing so. Amen.
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