O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! You have set Your glory above the heavens …When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him? (Psalm 8:1, 3-4)
David wrote Psalm 8 while gazing into the night sky, awestruck by the realization that God, who created so many amazing wonders, is greater, more glorious, and wiser than all of them combined. Anyone who takes time to study the heavens may appreciate David’s amazement. Like David, we can see that the glory of the universe is beyond our ability to effectively describe.
My friend Jeff Williams has had the rare privilege of studying the universe from a unique vantage point. Having lived over a year of his life in space, we might say Jeff’s looked at things from heaven’s perspective. Like David, he has been impressed with the greatness, glory, and grace of God, who “made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever” (Psalm 146:6).
Jeff has personally been a great blessing to me and my ministry over the years; a faithful friend, prayer partner, and student of the Word. I’ve been privileged to accompany Jeff’s family when he’s gone roaring off to work (literally) and when’s he’s called from high above he has reminded me that you can look at things from any perspective at any point of creation, great or small, and the message built into every component of it is exactly the same: God’s invisible attributes – His eternal power and divine nature – are clearly perceptible in the things He has made, since the very beginning of creation (Romans 1:20).
I am delighted that Jeff will be with us this Sunday at Summit. In both services he will share the message, “The Work of His Hands,” and following second service and a quick lunch he’ll share some of what it’s like to live and work in space. (Ryan has been oohing and aahing over the videos all morning.)
Invite friends and neighbors for an “out of this world” Memorial Day Sunday at Summit!
P.S. Vacation Bible School is a fun-filled evening experience that is coming soon on June 5-8. Register now to volunteer or sign up students for that week!