The blue gem earth

513 the blue jewel earth When I look at the starry sky on a clear night and at the same time the full moon illuminates the whole environment, I think about the wonderful earth, which is like a blue jewel in the whole universe.

I am in awe of the order and the innumerable number of stars and planets in the universe that look uninhabited and barren. Sun, moon and stars not only give us light, they also define our time. A day has 24 hours, the year has 365 days and four seasons due to the inclination of the earth (23,5 degrees) to the Sun's orbit.

Our God declares that He created this planet to be inhabited: "For thus saith the LORD who created heaven - he is God; who prepared and made the earth - he founded it; he did not create it so that it should be empty, but prepared it that one should dwell on it: I am the LORD and no one else » (Isaiah 45,18).

Our precious home is a gift from the hand of God, our loving father. Everything here on planet Earth has been designed to feed us, to sustain us, and to give us great joy as we travel through life. What is the purpose of all these blessings that we are likely to take for granted? King Solomon writes: "God made everything beautiful for his time. He planted eternity in the human heart, but still people cannot see the full extent of God's work from start to finish. I decided that it was there is nothing better than being happy and enjoying yourself as long as possible. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, because these are gifts from God "(from Ecclesiastes 3,11: 13).

That shows one side. But we were also created to look beyond this physical life, beyond everyday events, to a life that has no end. A time of eternity with our god. «For this is how the high and sublime, who lives forever, whose name is holy, speaks: I live in the highest and in the sanctuary and with those who are broken and humble, so that I can refresh the spirit of the humiliated and the heart of the broken » (Isaiah 57,15).

We live in a time to seek Him and to thank for all these blessings here and now. To tell him which part of nature we like the most, how much we enjoy sunsets, waterfalls, clouds, trees, flowers, animals and the night sky with all its myriad stars. Let us come close to Jesus, who inhabits eternity and finally thank Him that He is not only powerful, but also personal. He is the one who wants to share the universe with us forever!

by Cliff Neill