ASPECTS OF THE GLORY OF GOD

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.  Psalms 19:1                                                                                                                 In the heavens we are able to locate the sun, moon, planets and the stars, which mankind describe as heavenly bodies. Air pilots view zones or layers of the firmament or skies when the aircrafts are fully airborne.Part of the works of God seen are the land formations of plains, hills, mountains, valleys,water falls,rivers and seas.How beautiful the various land forms are to behold! God has made all things very well and beautiful in their various locations.Many of these are not easy to describe with words than just to admire the handiworks of GOD ALMIGHTY in each of them.Who should not appreciate the great feat coupled with humility of the first spacemen to land upon the surface of the moon in 1969. They gave all glory to God and claimed they were able to feel the presence of God over there on the moon. Two of the three men who went actually walked on the moon surface. They came out of the Lunar Module, walked some distance and then went back inside it before returning back to the earth. The whole world and most especially the USA was ecstatic. The following description from ASTRONOMY TODAY speaks volumes, though it is no longer news: Apollo 11 was the first lunar-landing mission. Launched on July 16, 1969, the crew of Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., and Michael Collins flew the spacecraft Columbia (CSM) and Eagle (LM). On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin landed the Eagle at the relatively flat and unobstructed Tranquillity site on the moon, while Collins remained in the CSM. The LM spent 21 hours 36 minutes on the lunar surface, and the crew spent 2 hours 31 minutes outside the LM in a local area excursion on foot to a distance of approximately 50 m (160 ft) from Tranquillity Base.                That was significant enough to set the pace for future lunar explorations and the rest of outer space.Recognition must also be given to the first man to orbit the earth,Yuri Gagarin of USSR,in April 1961. It is one thing to see the handiworks of God, yet it is another thing to appreciate such works and give the glory due to God,Maker of Heaven and Earth and the MANUFACTURER of all human beings! The Psalmist was very quick to appreciate God and his works. He said:When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet. Psalms 8:3-6. The power to have control over the earth and to dominate all other creatures was given by God to mankind.In spite of this fact of power given to mankind,God is not appreciated by many today.However, when difficult times come, or when disaster strikes the same category of people tend to lay blames on God!This should not be so. These are a few photo shots from the air: The goodness of God to mankind in elevating man so much should be reciprocated with loving, loyal, reverent and worshipful obedience. The photo shots are miniatures and virtually insignificant aspects of the greater revelations of the glory of God from the wider outer space!

Viewed from Aircraft window in full flight "The Skies"Land viewed from above in Flight

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