Singing Stars

Singing Stars

Music is woven into the very design of our universe. 

Job 38:4,7 says: 

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?  When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" 

The stars were singing, according to God, when He "laid the foundations of the earth"  (Job 38:4)  They continue to sing today, according to NASA.

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Who Likes Pi?

Who Likes Pi?

Who likes Pie?

Of course in this case I am talking about the Math version.

Pi is always the Circumference divided by the diameter.  The older way to say it is Pi is the Circumference divided by the Radius squared.  Pi is interesting since it is an irrational number, so it never repeats.  

Back in 8th grade when I was learning in Math class the teacher said something about Pi that shocked me so much I almost fell off my chair. 

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Faith & Planets

Faith & Planets

February 2014 the Kepler Science Team announced the discovery of 715 new planets outside of our solar system.

How do we know that it’s a planet and not something else in the way?  We keep watching.  If we see the same star, dim by the same amount, for the same amount of time in the future; we know we have a planet.  

So if you think about it, scientists look for planets outside of our solar system, not by what we see, but by what we don’t see.  When the Kepler team are convicted that what they have NOT seen is a planet, they announce it.

Solar Systems

Solar Systems

Have you ever thought about the planets and the solar system in relation to the Bible?

Job 26:7
“He stretches out the north over empty space
And hangs the earth on nothing.

Many other cultures thought that the earth was supported by different animals, but way back in the time of Job we are told it is hung on nothing.  A very good description of space.

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The Future

The Future

“Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.” Proverbs 23.11

When you think about the future, what do you envision? Likely there are at least some fear-fear-inducing prospects as well as promising possibilities. The future, it’s been said, is like someone standing before us with their hands behind their back. We don’t know if what they hold is a bouquet or a brickbat. Hidden from our eyes is the reality of either adversity or prosperity, or a likely mixture of both. Whatever may come, we can be assured of this: there IS a future, and our hope will NOT be cut off.

Distractions

Distractions

Chongquing in China came up with a way to remind pedestrians of the danger of being distracted by a cell phone while walking.... separate lanes for those using or not using their cell phone.

Just like driving while distracted, walking while distracted had become an issue.

This got me to thinking about being distracted in our lives.  Do we ever get so distracted we forget what is most important?

Wait

Wait

“I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.” Psalm 130.5

My quiet times before the LORD can hardly be characterized as spiritually seismic. His presence has never shaken the room, nor has His voice thunderously boomed. Perhaps some day I might have a Moses burning bush experience, or an Isaiah temple experience, but I’m not counting on it, or disappointed by the absence of such an experience. I wait for Him, not for what He might do.

The “Berean principle”

The “Berean principle”

“For You are my hope; O LORD God, You are my confidence from my youth.” Psalm 71.5

As a child, church attendance for me was not optional. Not that I really minded, because that’s where my friends and extended family went too. In the small town I grew up in, church on Sunday was as much a community gathering as a spiritual event. …

Springboard of Hope

Springboard of Hope

“My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.” Psalm 62.5

The sounds of silence are the springboard of hope. Despair and discouragement shout loudly to our wounded soul, but silence in God’s presence is healing therapy. In quietness before Him, objectively and perspective are restored…

Disturbed

Disturbed

“Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.” Psalm 43.5

The repetition of the words, “despair” and “disturbed,” sound like a needle stuck on a scratched record: “despair” … click … “despair” … click …“disturbed” … click …“disturbed” …

Life Isn't Fair

Life Isn't Fair

Potwin Kansas, a small town near Wichita there is a little 360 acre farm. 

It has been owned by the Voglemen family for over 100 years.  Joyce, 82 now rents out the property.  She remembers when the first bathroom was put in.  She wrote Sunday school lessons from this house.  The farm contains a pasture, orchard, two barns and an old two-story house. 

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The Animal that Doesn't Exist?

The Animal that Doesn't Exist?

Have you ever heard of the Okapi?

It has been described as a horse/zebra/giraffe.  

Scientists say it's closely related to the giraffe with a much smaller neck.  Note the zebra stripes are only in the areas with thinner skin… for fly protection like we learned on an earlier devotion…


While it was known about for a long time, scientists said it wasn’t a real animal and called it the African Unicorn, meaning just a tall story.

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Waiting...

Waiting...

"And now, LORD, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.” Psalm 39.7

Waiting has never been my strong suit. Waiting involves patience, and patience has nearly always been in short supply in my life. You’ve heard of the prayer, “LORD, give me patience, and give it to me right now!”? '