A Day at the Museum Day 4

A Day at the Museum Day 4

A Day at the Museum

Creation Day 4

By Jen Lyons

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?  Ps. 8: 3-4


I wasn’t real excited about where we were going next, the planetarium.  I know that sounds kinda crazy, but planets and galaxies and the sun have never been my thing.  It’s all so confusing anyway – like how eclipse’s work, and light years and all that.  Well guess what happened?  When the museum guy opened these big oak doors, he had a huge smile on his face.  I braced myself for some practical joke, but going through those doors I found out why.  It was like stepping into outer space, only without the big space suit!  All I could say was “Wow…”  Some of my friends said it made them dream of becoming an astronaut when they grew up.  Next thing I know, this amazing comet streaked by us fast.  It left these trails of light or something that drifted off really slow.  Well that did it.  It captivated me if you know what I mean.  Then all of a sudden, the planets appeared.  We were all speechless!  Then it was time to sit down.  Even the museum guy sat down to listen.   

Mr. D walked up, wearing his “My Lifeguard Walks On Water” shirt.  “How important you are to God!  Out of all nine planets, only OURS is able to sustain life.  This is not a coincidence!  Only Earth has water; only Earth has an atmosphere that doesn’t destroy…  Every other planet is not only dead, but would eventually destroy any living thing on it.  Take Mars for example.  Even on its hottest day, the temperature is 24 degrees below zero!   If the Earth were any further away from the sun, we would all freeze.  Any closer and we would burn up. Even a fractional variance in the Earth’s position to the sun would make life on Earth impossible.  God made our planet AMAZING, and it sure beats living on Mars…”    


Have you ever stopped to consider how absolutely amazing and wonderful our planet earth is?  Because of His love for us, God has provided everything we need here for survival, for living, and even for thriving.  God has purposely made our planet to be unique so it can be a home for you, me, and all living things. Read Ps. 104: 5-15 and be reminded of the specialness of our Earth and how important we must be to God.

 

 

 

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Jennifer loves kids galore, & helping them reach their potential more.
Privileged to have taught in the past, she’s homeschooling her boys & having a blast (most days.)
She loves being married & living in the country, with an occasional 4-legged creature sighting.
She also enjoys running & photography – but especially the fun of rhyming her writing.
She and her husband Neil have two sons and live in Central Michigan.

Photo courtesy of iStock

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