Have you ever been outside on a clear night in the middle of nowhere, looked up at the night sky, and saw billions of stars? When we were in Colorado, we were treated to that production at the Estes Park Memorial Observatory.
Our guide was an Aerospace Engineer and his love for astronomy was obvious. His two teenage children were killed in a tragic traffic accident, but when they were little, their family would camp out in their backyard. They would stare at the stars for hours as their dad would point out the different constellations. Following their death, he funded and built the memorial observatory where children and adults from the surrounding schools and communities would be introduced to the galaxies beyond our naked eye.
Through the high powered telescope, you could see the actual craters on the moon. Mercury looked like a ball of fire, and Jupiter’s bands were so clear and quite hypnotic. Every time Tyler looked through that little eyepiece, his reaction told the story…”Whoah!!!! You gotta see this!!! It is amazing!” He was right.
The entire time that we were waiting for our turn to view what was on the other side of that eyepiece, I was thinking about the Adventure Club song, “My God is so big, so strong and so mighty. There’s nothing my God cannot do.” The mountains are His. The Valleys are His. The Stars are His handiwork, too. My God is so big, so strong and so mighty. There’s nothing my God cannot do.”
I felt very small, humbled, and …thankful.
Thankful that my God pays close attention to details.
Thankful that He knows exactly what He is doing.
Thankful that He understands physics, because He created it all.
Thankful that our God has a solution to our own issues and problems we face every day.
Be Thankful that God’s Got This. No god with a lower case “g” has the ability to do what our God with a capital “G” does.
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10 NIV)