Junior Ganymede
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God’s Greatest Work

March 21st, 2014 by G.

The heavens declare the glory of God. Who can look at a night sky without worshipping the Creator who made and sustains the stars? Even atheists do it, though they call their gratitude ‘a sense of wonder’ and deny the religious tinge to their awe. Human achievement has not made God less impressive. The further we can see and measure, the further we see his reach.

Glory is the admiration and love that we properly feel towards God for his achievement and greatness.

As remarkable as the infinite galaxies are, they are not his principal glory.

And the Lord God spake unto Moses, saying: The heavens, they are many, and they cannot be numbered unto man; but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine.

And as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof even so shall another come; and there is no end to my works, neither to my words.

For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.

What God proposes to do to Man is a greater wonder than the endless and ordered procession of the heavens.

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March 21st, 2014 11:06:49
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T. Greer
March 23, 2014

“The waves have a story to tell me,
As I lie on the lonely beach;
Chanting aloft in the pine-tops,
The wind has a lesson to teach;
But the stars sing an anthem of glory
I cannot put into speech.

…the stars throng out in their glory,
And they sing of the God in man;
They sing of the Mighty Master,
Of the loom his fingers span,
Where a star or a soul is a part of the whole,
And weft in the wondrous plan.”

from “The Three Voices,” by Robert W. Service, The Spell of the Yukon and other Verse (1907).


Bruce Charlton
March 23, 2014

One of the advantages of living at 55 degrees North is that for most of the day during the winter the night sky can be observed – and perhaps we need this source of inspiration most during the winter.

But one of the disadvantages of living at this latitude is that during the summer it is not dark enough to see the stars for more than a few hours around 1.00 am.

Also, it is often cloudy for days at a time; but that means we never have a chance to get fed-up of the night sky – never take it for granted.

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