Sunday, January 3, 2010

:: Chills ::

I am part of creating a collective Bible study on selected Psalms of the Bible for our women's ministry at church. I am writing a study on Psalm 139. Early in the psalm the author, David, writes about God's omnipresence -- the fact that He is everywhere -- and that we cannot go anywhere that He isn't. We cannot hide from God, no matter where we go -- even if we were to fly to the moon. While listening to a commentary on the psalm I learned a bit of American history that I was unaware of.

On December 24, 1968 the crew of Apollo 8 orbited the moon for the very first time in our history. In a live broadcast on Christmas Eve the crew read Genesis 1:1-10 from the Bible. I got chills because I know this type of live broadcast, especially from a government organization, would most likely not be tolerated in our world today. When I watched a video of the live footage, I got more chills. Imagine being in space, exploring where no man had gone before, seeing the earth rise, planets suspended in space and trying to put it into words. Nearly impossible right? Maybe that is why they used God's word instead. Take a few minutes to watch this video.

Science and the Bible really do go together.


Sally said...

That's cool Nini. Thanks for posting that. :)

Stef said...

this was awesome, Nini. thank you for the post!

Psalm 139 is a passage we talk about a lot around here. We have a child who shall remain nameless and is a boy :) who is dealing with a lot of sneakiness and deceitfulness... so that passage comes up quite often :)

Bethany said...

Did you see the movie "Bethlehem Star"? I just watched it and it's amazing. Talk about combining God and Science and how BIG HE is. He created the Bethlehem Star when He spoke the stars into place and the "blood moon" to rise at the moment of Christ's death.