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Week 57 Bible Reading: Psalm 19:1–4

God's Front Porch

Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. - Psalm 148:3

In 1972 NASA astronaut Gene Cernan—the commander of Apollo 17—became the last human to walk on the moon. When asked later what it was like to stand on the moon’s surface, Cernan responded, “Looking back to see the Earth in all of its fullness and beauty was like looking out from God’s front porch.”

We don’t have to go to the moon to know there’s a Creator. Looking into the vast night sky as he stood on Earth’s surface, the psalmist David was convinced. He wrote, “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! ... When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you set in place” (Psalm 8:1, 3).

David wrote that the “heavens” clearly tell of their Creator: “They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth” (Psalm 19:1–4).

On the next clear night, go outside and look up. Then “listen” to what the stars have to say about the creator God who set them in place.

Fun Fact

Our sun, which is a star, is brighter than seventy percent of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy. But somewhere out there is Wolf-Rayet, a star that is eight million times brighter than the sun.

Just You and God

Lord, the moon is so amazing! I’d love to go there as an astronaut, but that probably won’t happen. So I’ll just say thanks for letting me see it at night.
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