The team that hosted the live show took us around the world from space via cameras (mounted on the space ship) and a satellite feed from a space station. It’s extremely fascinating to see things from more than a bird’s eye view.
The cameras on the space station showed us the magnificent northern lights, paraded us through the mighty Mississippi, paraded us through to the Nile River, the Red Sea, the Suez Canal to name just a few. I found all this enthralling.
Then I thought to myself, if this is what man sees, what does God see? Scriptures tell us in Genesis 1:1-2
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God said that the light was good, and He separated the light from darkness. God called the light “day,” and darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day.
As I watched “Live From Space,” God’s process of creation immediately had a new, powerful and profound meaning to me. None of our human inventions can come anywhere close to what God did – on the first day.
Centuries later, another miracle happened. A child was born in a manger. He was born from a virgin – formed by God alone. His name was Emmanuel, meaning God is with us.
By Him, the scriptures tell us, all things were made. In all His majesty, He walked the earth during the three years of His ministry; healing the sick, feeding the hungry, serving humanity, forgiving the sins of men. He even rode to Jerusalem on a lowly donkey.
Eventually, on a wooden cross, He died like robbers did in that day. Beaten and treated like a criminal, Jesus Christ, God’s only son, took up all of humanity’s sin – so through Him, we could be called sons and daughters of God. This was the ultimate sacrifice.
Three days after the crucifixion of Christ, He rose from the dead, conquering death so that we (by accepting Him) can live in eternity with God.
As the cameras from the space station took viewers around the world, they displayed mostly surface images of the earth. Jesus mentioned, as He sent out the 12 disciples in Mathew 10, even the hairs of your head have been counted by God.
So when God looks at you and me from heaven, He sees even the tiniest details of our lives. The Almighty Creator of the northern lights, cares about you and me. And everyone He created. Help us bring the message of His love to others!