Celebrating the Fourth Day with Praise and Prayer

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May 4 is a day that many people know as Star Wars day, the date being a pun on the famous movie phrase “May the Force be with you.” It reminds me of another fourth day that also had to do with stars.

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day. (Genesis 1:14–19)
Here at AiG, we love to study the heavens.

Here at AiG, we love to study the heavens. In fact, we have our own astronomer, Dr. Danny Faulkner, who keeps his eye to the sky to cover astronomical topics and events from a biblical perspective.

The secular world also spends a great deal of time looking to the sky—searching for meaning, for supposed extraterrestrial life, and for earthlike planets, which they believe proves evolution could happen here.

Acknowledging the Creator

We know, however, that, like all other aspects of the universe, the sun and moon, planets, stars, and galaxies point back to our truly awesome Creator. C. S. Lewis described Psalm 19 as “the greatest poem in the Psalter” because the first half gives the message of the heavens beginning this way:

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalms 19:1)

On this day that celebrates a fictional world of aliens and galaxies far, far away, take time tonight to look up at the stars and praise the one who “brings out their host by number, calling them all by name” (Isaiah 40:26).

How humbling to think that the one who “determines the number of the stars” and “stretched out the heavens” (Psalms 147:4; Isaiah 45:12) came to earth as the God-man, taking the penalty for sin that we deserve (death) upon himself so that we can have forgiveness and eternal life.

Celebrate the fourth day of creation with us here at the Creation Museum by experiencing a show in our Stargazer’s Planetarium. Or join us tomorrow (May 5) for a Stargazer’s Night, led by Dr. Faulkner. For more information, check out our events page.

To learn what celestial events you can expect to observe this year, read “What’s Up in 2017?” and look for more articles by Danny Faulkner on our website.

National Day of Prayer

More importantly, today is the National Day of Prayer here in America. Accordingly, we have asked our staff to stop work at the top of the hour and join millions of others who will be praying for the United States, its leadership, the military, and about the social issues that plague this nation. We created a list of items for the staff to pray over today.

To see how you can get involved, go to the National Day of Prayer website for prayer lists and various prayer helps. Our country and our world desperately need God’s people to humble themselves and pray.

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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