The blue gem earth

513 the blue jewel earthWhen 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 amazed at the order and the innumerable number of stars and planets in the universe that look uninhabited and austere. Sun, moon and stars not only give us light, they also define our time. One day has 24 hours, the year has 365 days and four seasons produced by the inclination of the earth (23,5 degrees) to the orbit of the sun.

Our God declares that he created this planet to be inhabited, "For thus says the LORD who created the heavens - he is God; who prepared and made the earth - he founded it; he did not create them to be empty, but prepares them to dwell upon them: I am the LORD, and no one else "(Isaiah 45,18 LUT).

Our precious home is a gift from the hand of God, our loving Father. Everything here on planet Earth was designed to nourish us, to sustain us, and to give us great pleasure as we travel through life. What is the purpose of all these blessings that we probably take for granted? King Solomon writes, "God has made all things beautiful for his time, He has planted eternity in the human heart, but yet people can not see the full extent of God's work from beginning to end." I concluded that it was There is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy yourself for as long as possible, and let people eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God "(from Pred 3,11-13 LUT).

That shows one side. But we were also created to look beyond this physical life, beyond the daily events, to a life that has no end. A time of eternity with our god. "For thus saith the High and Exalted who dwell eternally, whose name is holy: I dwell in the highest and in the sanctuary, and in those who are broken and humble spirits, that I may refresh the spirit of the humbled and the heart of the slain "(Jes 57,15 LUT).

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