Reading the Stars is totally Christian! Thank you, NASA

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NASA Hubble Telescope - Butterfly Nebula

Yes, reading stars can be a totally Christian thing to do.  It just depends on how you’re reading them.

Of course, if you are using them to try and predict the future in some weird astrological and horoscopical (is that a word?  No…no it’s not) type of way then, yes, that contradicts a sound Christian faith.  But when I read the stars in a simpler way; in a way that most every human being has done since the dawn of Man.  When I read them with the honesty and purity of a child.  When I am able to read them without missing the most glaring and obvious statement that they make.  Then that’s a good thing.  Because they scream a very simple and clear message: God.

NASA’s Hubble Telescope just released its latest photos.  Here are a few great ones.  I love this stuff!

Viewer Warning:  Some viewing these pictures have been known to experience symptoms of spontaneous humility, outbursts of divine adoration, a nagging feeling that the world is not centered around themselves and an otherwise overwhelming awareness of the presence of an awesome Creator.

nasa hubble telescope group of galaxies

Galactic Wreckage in Stephan's Quintet: A clash among members of a famous galaxy quintet reveals an assortment of stars across a wide color range, from young, blue stars to aging, red stars.

<b>Stars Bursting to Life in Chaotic Carina Nebula:</b> These two images of a huge pillar of star birth demonstrate how observations taken in visible and in infrared light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal dramatically different and complementary views of an object.

Stars Bursting to Life in Chaotic Carina Nebula: These two images of a huge pillar of star birth demonstrate how observations taken in visible and in infrared light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal dramatically different and complementary views of an object.

<b>Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302:</b>  This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly. But it is far from serene.

Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302: This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly. But it is far from serene.

<b>Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217:</b>  This image of barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 is the first image of a celestial object taken with the newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The camera was restored to operation during the STS-125 servicing mission in May to upgrade Hubble.

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217: This image of barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 is the first image of a celestial object taken with the newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The camera was restored to operation during the STS-125 servicing mission in May to upgrade Hubble.

You can check out more on NASA’s website.

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Mike September 10, 2009 at 3:30 pm

What better way to know an author than by studying His works? Beautiful pictures!

Ann September 10, 2009 at 5:16 pm

I would love to have a gigantic screen to view these pictures. They ARE awesome….each could be use in meditation. Thanks for sharing them!

Gerald September 14, 2009 at 3:47 pm

We must of course be careful not to get in to astrology when considering the stars. But the scriptures say “The heavens declare the glory of God” and so we can see God in his creation, particularly the stars. THere are many amazing things about the stars. Their motion is not at all random for instance but they are an incredible clock that can be tracked throughout the ages.

We know that God has used the heavens to time his events. Certainly the Star of Bethlehem is one example of this. What was the star? There has been much speculation. An excellent theory is by a former Lawyer named Eric Larson. This amazging story can be found here.

http://www.bethlehemstar.net/

It is also quite amazing that the tilma on the virgin of Guadalupe contains the constellations as they would have been the very night that Juan Diego would have gone to the Bishop, Dec 12, 1531, with it full of roses that were completely out of seaons for that time of year.

http://www.holyhillcross.com/EYES%20OF%20OUR%20LADY%20NEW.html

There are other examples that Mr. Larson discusses in his vidoe.

Gerald September 14, 2009 at 3:48 pm

PS. Followups./

Lisa@SoundMindandSpirit September 15, 2009 at 11:02 am

Thank you for sharing. Those pictures are amazing.

Dean Soto September 16, 2009 at 10:44 am

Great pictures. I love to see the handy work of God like that! However, I am always brought back to Pascal and C.S. Lewis who note that those who do not believe in God are very rarely persuaded by the argument from design. C.S. Lewis said in The Problem of Pain (and I am paraphrasing) that the when he looked at nature, all he saw was Chaos and that it was further proof to him that God did not exist (at least when he was an Atheist).

Great pictures though! God is Good.

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