Sunday, May 31, 2015

saturn in the night sky

It came up in the eastern sky about 9:30 last night.
I could see it with my naked eye,but it just looked like a star.
I'm speaking of the planet Saturn.
When I peeped at it through the telescope though,
it looked exactly like the picture above.
I could see the rings as plain as day.
What magnificence!
What joy 
for this old lady 
who taught third graders 
about the planets years ago.

Our neighbors had a planet watching party 
in front of their house last evening.  
We were invited.  
Tina's father has a gigantic telescope
and a wealth of knowledge about astronomy.
What a delight!!!

We also saw Jupiter with four of her moons
and Venus and the 
big old beautiful moon.
We saw the Big Dipper and
a star with a twin sparkling up there to beat the band.

As always,
when I look at the night sky,
I am moved, 
awed and amazed
because God made everything up there 
and it is all good.
The heavens cry out with glory to the Lord.
They magnify Him,
They praise Him.
They cause me to worship Him.

They are going to have another
planet watching party
so that our grandkids
 can see these amazing sights.

Then God said,
 "Let there be light in the expanse of the heavens
 to separate the day from the night,
 and let them be for signs, 
and for seasons,
 and for days and  years;
and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens 
to give light on the earth 
and it was so."

And God made the two great lights,
the greater light to govern the day,
and the lesser light to govern the night.  
He made the stars also.
And God placed them in the expanse of the heavens 
to give light on the earth.
And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:14~18

Thanking God for His handiwork in the sky....
What He made in one day a long time ago
governs everything that we do on this earth.
and to think...
He spoke and it was done!!!

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