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HE… Sets the Stars in the Sky!

This is in the news today:

Scientists have detected a stellar explosion that is the brightest and most energetic ever recorded,

“Of all exploding stars ever observed, this was the king,” said Alex Filippenko of the University of California, Berkeley. Heb 11:3 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, NIV

Scientists think SN 2006gy could be a sign of things to come in our own galaxy. Eta Carinae, the most luminous star in our Milky Way, is located some 7,000 light-years away and seems poised to undergo its own explosion at any moment.

“This could happen tomorrow or it could happen 1,000 years from now,” said Mario Livio of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, who was not involved in the research.

It always gets me when people who do not know our Creator try to talk intelligently about His creation. It must be so perplexing for them to intensely study this world and its elements and yet deny the existence of the very One who made it all. There will come a day when all will see and understand what is “really going on here.” I look forward to that day! Isaiah 45:22-24 22 “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. 23 By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. 24 They will say of me, ‘In the LORD alone are righteousness and strength.'” NIV

We are not surprised at these signs: Luke 21:25 25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. NIV

It is exciting to hear these things because we know that God is in control. One day there will be a bigger light show than any of us could ever dream or think of!

Matt 24:29-31 “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ 30 “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky,

and all the nations of the earth will mourn.

They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky,

with power and great glory. NIV

Here is what we are called to do in the mean time: 1 Thess 5:6 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.

1 Thess 5:9-11 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. NIV

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