“The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1
What is it about lights that symbolize celebration? Whether it’s candles on a cake or fireworks on the Fourth of July, people signify a party with fire. Well guess what: God did the same thing! Did you know that God celebrated the birth of his creation with the greatest fireworks display of all time long before they were invented by the Chinese? They’re called “supernovas” or exploding stars. One of the theories regarding creation week is that God “stretched out” the heavenly bodies around the earth after its inception. The Bible actually describes this event on numerous occasions in places like Isaiah 42:5 and Job 9:8. The theory continues that, if true, the rapid expansion of the universe around the earth would have created a black hole around us while time moved at an extremely accelerated rate for the stars we see in the sky every night, many of them “exploding” in the process. In addition to showing our Heavenly Father’s excitement over the birth of his creation, this theory also offers a scientific explanation as to why the universe has the appearance of an age older than the earth. It also explains once again why the Bible is true on all matters of life and existence. The bottom line is this: the universe is NOT billions of years old and you CAN trust God’s Word. On top of that, God isn’t mad at you! In fact, he’s so happy you’re here that he threw a huge party in the sky to celebrate your existence. It’s a celebration we can still observe today. Don’t buy into the hype that you are just another animal. God made you on purpose as the pinnacle of his work and has a plan to prosper you in this world and the next through faith in his Son. Think about that this weekend the next time you look up into the sky! Jesus loves you!!
What does it mean to you that God celebrated the birth of his creation?
Can you think of a Bible passage that talks about God’s love for you?
Why do you think some people doubt the Bible? How can you help them get a clearer picture of who God is and how he feels about them?