There are many reasons to kneel (or lie prostrate) in awe and reverence of our Heavenly Father. Personally, one of my favorites is in response to Him as Creator of the Universe.
It's hard to go through a single day without appreciating at some point how amazing His creation really is especially once you start to recognize how ordered and organized it all is. Plus, I'm the type of person who will see a simple little sparrow hopping around outside on my front lawn and I'll sit there and watch him until he flies away even if here's out there for 20 minutes.
All of that is the set-up for a video I just saw. This film shows the known universe as mapped through astronomical observations. Every satellite, moon, planet, star and galaxy is represented to scale and in its correct, measured location according to the best scientific research to date.
The data is maintained and curated by Research Astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History as the Digital Universe Atlas.
Take a look at the following video clip and marvel at the thought of how even though we're all these tiny little specks in the grand scheme of things we're still the Lord's most prized possession, and He loves us so much that He gave His only Son Jesus Christ so that we may live and find eternal life.
The Known Universe By AMNH
I'm sorry, but I just don't understand how the 'skeptic' or downright 'atheist' could possibly think that all of this exists by mere chance given the size and scope of the universe and how ordered it all is.
It reminds me of something I heard in a recent Francis Chan sermon when he was talking about a similar experience he had in San Francisco when he attended a similar event and film showing at some kind of planetarium there:
It's pretty amazing when you look at the solar system because you just go, 'Man, we're just this tiny speck in this massive universe, and the Sun, and the way everything works, and...!' But then they talk about 'the beginning', and they just say, 'It all started with energy and dark matter.' Energy and dark matter. Billions of years ago. You know how you're watching something and it almost sickens you? I mean, you've just seen the beauty of this thing, and you're just going, 'How could anyone in this room believe that an eternal dark matter, an energy, and then all of this?' And then here we are all sitting in this room with the technology to create a video presentation like that, and communicate, and love one another, and cry for one another and laugh with one another, and go, 'Ah, this is just a random chance!' It's just -- ugghhh -- I just got sick to my stomach! But just the cleverness of the way they put the video together and go, 'Yeah, energy and dark matter, and then...' It's just -- really?
That to me describes the same type of response I had when watching this.
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