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You’re Beautiful – Creation Speaks of God

The bible speaks a lot about creation. It starts in Genesis when God spoke and the creation came into existence. This is especially true of the heavenly hosts – stars, planets, galaxies, sun & moon etc.

A couple of days ago a friend and I (after watching The Martian) were chatting about things in the heavens – about the beauty of the galaxies. She is fascinated by them.

Days later as I was listening to “You’re Beautiful // by Phil Wickham, it hit me just how the creation speaks and sings praises of God. Just imagine yourself at dawn – staring up the heavens and being awestruck by the beautiful sunrise. Or at night, when you are looking up the starry skies – and you lack words to describe the sight.

Here’s the first verse of the song:

I see Your face in every sunrise // The colors of the morning are inside Your eyes // The world awakens in the light of the day // I look up to the sky and say // You’re beautiful.

In Psalms 19:1-4 [NIV], “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 reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world”

Since time immemorial, mankind has been awestruck by the heavens – some people worship stars, planets etc. We even began to explore space. We want to figure out what’s up there.

I have been staring at the photos from NASA’s Hubble and I am just in awe. From the Tarantula Nebula, the Horsehead Nebula to our very own Milky Way Galaxy to the ARP 273.

My favourites are, “The Spiral Galaxy”, and the spectacular “Sombrero Galaxy”. Beautiful.

Sombrero Galaxy:

Spiral Galaxy:

Yet, with all this beauty, God values man more than anything else.

Psalms 8:3-4 [NIV], “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them”.

The creative power that was in the beginning, when God spoke, is living inside us. The one who spoke and world came into being. The one who set the galaxies & planets in motion is within us. Selah!

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