Formed Beauty or Accidental Porridge?

As I stroked my wife’s forehead last night, I marveled at the wisdom of God to put a living soul in a mortal body. Her body has been the brunt of a life threatening disease for years, but her soul is so much more. It reaches to God, and has a tether to the eternal through Jesus Christ. On the other hand, a mechanical view of things is wholly different. In this case, the combination of age and cells run amuck are foremarkers of the end. Further, in the popular and dominant theme of the day, she is only an accidental result of eons of slow and painful evolution. The point of view one believes makes an approach to life entirely different.

So it is with the heavens. They were either formed at God’s command or they are like a giant bowl of tasteless porridge, thrown together by entirely natural processes over deep time. We, then, are a simple extension. Or, the universe, the celestial sphere, the galaxies we can view, and, finally, M83 are the result of the hands of the Creator.

With these thoughts in view, here is a brief 40 minute rendering of a beautiful barred galaxy in the Southern skies that was done while I was conducting a little sketch lesson on Night Skies Network. The observation sheet includes various other details about the observing session.

It was a good evening to give thanks for God’s commands that yielded both M83 and the lovely presence of my wife.



About rolandlinda3

We avidly enjoy the observation of God's creation in terms of stars, the moon, and earthly things. We teach others to observe what He has made. Part of the outreach and work is to maintain a site: [or use the new address]. This site has been changed to include this blog along with three other inspirational blogs. We invite you to take a look and follow us there. Whether here or at the new site, our purpose is unchanged. We aim to share the love of Jesus Christ, who has graciously kept us and made us excited about seeing what he has made. Our faith is a walking faith, so faith and works, as much as we are able, are married together.
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