Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Heavens Declare God's Glory

A few weeks ago we were all awed by the moon. We had been hiking around and as we were getting ready to start back to the car we happened to see the moon rising above the trees. It was so beautiful. I tried to get a picture of the boys with it in the background, but it just wouldn't show up properly. It looks really tiny in the above picture when in reality it was huge. Finally we were able to catch a better picture of it hiding behind the branches of an oak tree.

We have been amazed by God's handiwork in the skies. Recently we have been able to look at Saturn through the telescope and it is fascinating to see its rings. With the naked eye it is not very impressive. It appears as a somewhat dim star in the East at about 9:00. Yet with our telescope you can see at least one moon and the rings. It looks to me like a shining round diamond ring with a band made of light. It is beautiful.
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork." Psalm 19:1