Listening to Psalm 19:1-4 this morning:
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 display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. (NLT’96)
This past weekend, we stared in amazement at the night sky as we stood in the parking lot of Lakepoint State Park near Eufaula, Alabama. Away from Atlanta’s lights, we were mesmerized by the beauty and vastness of the starry firmament. The words of Psalm 19 cannot help but rise to your lips.
Paul tells us in Romans 1:19-20 that God eternal power and divine nature are plain to everyone, because God has made it plain through his creation. When it comes to giving God the respect he deserves, we are without excuse. Yet many who position themselves as scientists today go to great lengths to deny what is obvious to even the simplest soul: What we see around us is too beautiful to be merely an accident.
Hugh Ross, in The Creator and the Cosmos, lists 26 scientific evidences that the universe is too finely tuned to be an accident, and 33 evidences our solar system was designed specifically to support life. Even the Big Bang Theory (not the TV show, the scientific hypothesis) sounds awfully like the work of a Creator who took a formless void and created an entire universe.
If you’re inclined toward such things and haven’t read the book, it’s essential reading. If not, get out away from the lights on a starry night, and quote Psalm 19:1-4 as you gaze in wonder at the astronomical testimony to our amazing Creator!