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Thursday
Oct 15th, 2020
BIG: Glory
By: Nathan Head
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2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”

I watched a fascinating show the other night about our universe. To say it was amazing is an understatement. Supernovas and black holes are far from my expertise, but it was incredible to hear astrophysicists describe what has been discovered to date, as well as theories about far off galaxies and their current activity. The vast expanse of the universe and the study of it revealed astounding scientific brilliance.

As the show went on, they hypothesized about the origin and beginning point of our universe. For all that is known scientifically, there is much that is unknown. As I watched some of the most brilliant minds of the western world pontificate, I wondered why they would see all of this complexity and power and not recognize a grand design and designer. I don’t say that arrogantly, rather compassionately. For all the glory that the universe reveals, the question is begged, How did all of this get here? Who/what was the originator? How did the matter and gas involved in the formation of the universe appear? From a very young age, I have firmly believed that God did indeed create the heavens and the earth. It’s Him, God, who created all that is known and unknown in the universe.

God’s glory is on display in our planet, our solar system, and our Milky Way galaxy (solid candy bar too, by the way). As we recognize God’s glory on display, let’s give Him credit for it and use it to fuel our worship of Him.

Find time this weekend to experience an element of creation you are thankful for. As you experience it, turn your attention to our Creator God and thank Him for His beauty on display in His creation.