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Food for Thought – January 2011

January 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Newsletter, Temple Christian School

Studying science with the TCS middle school students this year has allowed God to reveal Himself to me in ways I had never fully understood before. Whether we are using a microscope or a telescope, God declares Himself and His glory. A close examination of the intricate design within creation shows His incomparable intellect and organizational ability, but it is only when you look beyond our solar system to the vast expanse of the universe that you can begin to realize how truly “AWESOME” our infinite God really is.

 If we were to think of the Earth as the period at the end of this sentence, the Sun would be the size of a tennis ball nineteen feet away, the next nearest star would be a thousand miles away and the largest star identified to date would be the size of a fifteen story building. This comparison can help us understand David’s thought in Psalm 8:3-4 which says “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained; what is man that thou are mindful of him and the son of man that thou visitest him?”

Eternity stepped into time;
Omnipotence to flesh confined; Omniscience wore a finite mind,
And hope was born for lost mankind
Incredible journey, from Heaven to Earth
Incredible journey, miraculous birth;
God’s Son left the glory of His throne above. Incredible journey of infinite love.

 

It’s beyond our ability to fully understand the fact that God, who transcends all of creation, was born as a baby so we could have a relationship with Him, but even more incomprehensible is the fact that someday we who are saved will make a similar journey in the opposite direction from this life into His infinite presence.

Someday I’ll leave this world behind.
No more by time and flesh confined,
A mind to know as I’ve been known,
And see my Savior on His throne.
Incredible journey, to Heaven some day;
I’ve never been there, but I know the Way
To purchase my passage, Jesus’ blood paid the price.
Incredible journey, through death to new life.
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