In the middle of my computer screen sits a two inch blue, white and brown circle, surrounded by blackness. This is what the planet earth looked like when an astronaut took the picture while on the moon many years ago. I guess I like this picture so much because it puts earth, and all of its problems, into the right perspective. It also reminds me that earth is the only planet that has water and therefore inhabited.
Job 26:7 New English Translation (NET)
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space;
he suspends the earth on nothing.
God dropped the planet earth in orbit of the sun. He did not attach secret God strings to keep it from fluttering or suddenly zooming into an orbit that is too close to the sun or too far away. God did not paint the planet earth on some great canvas, but rather he hung the earth in orbit, just the right distance from the sun. A little closer and we would all burn up. A little farther and we would all freeze to death.
Job 37:18 New English Translation (NET Bible)
18will you, with him, spread out the clouds,
solid as a mirror of molten metal?
God is great and greatly to be praised for His infinite mercy and mighty power. I do not know what it means for God to spread out the northern skies over empty space or what it means that we, with Him, spread out the clouds. Some things in God's Word are just too deep for us to comprehend. I believe God does this to keep us humble and not get too big for our spiritual britches.
It Took a Miracle -- John W. Peterson
1. My Father is omnipotent, and that you cant deny;
A God of might and miracles, tis written in the sky.
It took a miracle to put the stars in place;
It took a miracle to hang the world in space.
But when he saved my soul,
Cleansed and made me whole,
It took a miracle of love and grace.
2. Though here his glory has been shown, we still can't fully see
The wonders of his might, his throne, t'will take eternity.
3. The Bible tells us of his power and wisdom all way through;
And every little bird and flower are testimonies too.
4. The greatness of the Lord is seen in everything he made,
But greater far the work he did when on him my sin was laid.