This video presentation is similar to a screen saver that advances from images to image automatically. The video and audio can run independently from each other or at the same time.
Although the subject of the universe is only a very small portion of this series the Satellite Images have been added for their direct connection to the glory of God. This subject runs from the first chapter in Genesis when God created them to the last chapter in Revelation with details of his plans for a New Heaven and a New Earth.
When God created the heavens in Genesis 1:14, he said,
“Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”.
Then in Luke 21:25 when speaking of the last days Luke wrote,
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars…”
God made them for signs first because they are evidence of God’s abilities. The size, beauty, variety, power, intricacy, balance and order that he created there are demonstrations of his genius, his power, and his personality.
(A sign is; a gesture or action used to convey information or instructions)
Over in Revelation we find a star called Wormwood, which falls to earth doing great damage. However the most direct connection to the heavens is in Psalm 91:1-4 where King David wrote,
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.”
David wrote of how the heavens communicate the glory of God in every language and in great detail, and especially to those who seek to know God better.
What God has created tells us much about him. Just like a structure tells us much about the mind of the engineer or the architect and with the advances in modern technology and the launch of the Hubble and James Webb telescopes we have a great advantage in understanding God’s glory.
In viewing these incredible images of the universe around us we can continue to be entertained and impressed as spectators or become students, desiring to know more about the God who created them and what he showed King David.
This series not only studies this but also points out how God made our sky light blue with light coming from every direction instead of the black sky we see from the moon; also why there is less lunar dust on the moon than was expected; and why God made the universe beyond our limits to explore; and why it is so humbling to realize the Earth’s size in comparison to the distances that are now within reach of our telescopes.
These and many more subjects are studied in these messages, but only God can turn our attention from learning about them to being impressed by the Creator who made it all. The Apostle Paul spoke of this in one of his letters to the church at Corinth when he wrote.
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18.
This change takes us from children whose primary interest is in getting what we want from God to ones that live in constant awe of the power and genius of Our Timeless Creator.
(Awe: an overwhelming feeling of reverence mingled with admiration and fear, produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like. This fear is one of great respect for our Creator, not a fear of impending doom, as are so many of the applications of the word fear when it appears in scripture.)