By Don Willis
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth his handiwork . . . ” (Psa. 19: 1). The Apostle Paul said, “. . . that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Rom. 1:19-29).
Little children look into the marvels of nature and exclaim that God is Great. When a little child looks at the magnitude of the stars, or views the shooting star, complete Divine amazement fills his heart. Children easily accept the truth: God is, God is All Powerful, God is Love!
Nature ascribes greatness unto God. The naked eye views the heavens and is made to wonder. There is no adequate means to describe the reality of the heavens, except God! In 150 A.D. Ptolemy claimed that there were about 3000 stars. Galileo, in 1608 A.D., with the assistance of the telescope, recognized that the stars are innumerable.
In 1924, with more modern telescopic ability, scientists estimated that there are over 100,000,000,000 (that is 100 Billion) suns in our galaxy. They further said, there were at least one trillion galaxies. If a person commenced to count the suns in the Milky Way alone, and could count 200 suns a minute, it would take 1000 years just to count the suns! Where did all this phenomena originate? The easiest explanation is, “The heavens declare the glory of God. . .”
The greatest wonder, short of God, is the mind of mankind! God made man with the capacity to look up toward the heavens, and to believe in the great God that created all. No other creature that He produced has this capacity. God made us excellently! Let us look and glorify Him!
Guardian of Truth XXVIII: 17, p. 528
September 6, 1984