Today NASA added a record 1284 new planets to the existing list of planets outside our solar system bringing the total now to 3200. Nine of the new planets seem to be in a favorable zone for life. It brings new meaning to Hebrews 1:2 which says, “In these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.” And Hebrews 11:3, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God.”
The expression “word of God” doesn’t mean God said some magic phrase like “Hocus Pocus.” The word “word” means creation came out of the body of His wisdom. God is a scientist and not a magician. He creates worlds because He knows how, not because He discovered some magic combination of words. Jesus is the Word of God. See John 1. Jesus is all of God’s character expressed in a marvelous God/human being. This is so far beyond our comprehension.
As we find these new planets we are, of course, only opening page one of a million page book filled with God’s maps. Can you imagine missing out on all the places to go and see. I feel like a promotion for Dr. Seuss’ book, Oh the Places You Will Go. It is a great title for us. We can add to it, Oh the Things You Will See. We are on the cusp of great adventures. Willy Wonka sang it so well. “Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination.” Imagination that becomes reality for all those who put their trust in Jesus.
Written by Roger Bothwell on May 11, 2016
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