Psalm 19:1-4a The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.  Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

City lights obscure the majesty of the heavens.  But laying on your back staring at the night sky on a camping trip in the mountains far from civilization reveals the glory of God.  The multitudes of stars in the Milky Way are truly amazing, and unfortunately, difficult to appreciate when viewed amidst urban light-pollution.

While civilization often hides parts of God’s creation from our sight, its technology at times shows us new ways to view His handiwork.  Scientists have discovered a spectacular cosmic light and sound show.

The Eye of God.  Downloaded from HubbleSite.org with credit to NASA, SpaceTelescope.org, C.R. O’Dell (Vanderbilt) and M.Meixner and P. McCullough, stsci.edu
The Eye of God. Downloaded from HubbleSite.org with credit to NASA, SpaceTelescope.org, C.R. O’Dell (Vanderbilt) and M.Meixner and P. McCullough, stsci.edu

Human eyes can see only a narrow portion of the spectrum of light, but our instruments can detect a vastly broader scale of invisible light waves which can be translated into colors visible to us, painting displays of astronomical delights such as planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae and other stellar bodes.  My favorite is called “The Eye of God.”

The show does not stop with light; sound accompanies the presentation.  The Psalmist poetically wrote thousands of years ago that the planets and stars “pour forth speech” and modern science has proved him correct.

Astrophysicist Janna Levin says “the universe is not a silent movie”, but rather “has a soundtrack — a sonic composition that records some of the most dramatic events in outer space.”  Pulsars generate a rhythmic beat, black holes bang like drums, planets hiss and sputter.  http://www.ted.com/talks/janna_levin_the_sound_the_universe_makes.html

How awesome of God to give us layers of discovery in His creation.  What will we find in the future?

To view more photos from the Hubble Telescope, go to –  http://www.hubblesite.org/

Would you like to hear some sounds of space?  http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/pulsar/Education/Sounds/sounds.html    http://www.spacesounds.com/navigator/navigator.html    http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/features/halloween_sounds.html

One thought on “The Beauty of God’s Creation – Part IV The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

  1. Beautifully said. I love the idea of layers of discovery. It means it never really ends–not till heaven. And there we’ll have eternity to enjoy what He has done and is doing. Thanks for your timely insights.

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