The Heavens Declare

Psalm 19:1-6
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2  Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
3  They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
4  Yet their voice [b]  goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5      It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
    like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6  It rises at one end of the heavens
    and makes its circuit to the other;
    nothing is deprived of its warmth.
Those who know me know that I am insanely into astronomy. Anything that has to do with outer space, galaxies, planets, etc. I am fascinated with. I went as far as to earn a Master of Science in Astronomy and now I get to use the knowledge gained for this, along with all the other experiences, in my day job.
We recently had a spectacular total lunar eclipse. This was the 14th total lunar eclipse that I have seen. Such events are amazing to watch over several hours as the Moon transforms from a brilliant white disk to a frosty Christmas ornament set among the stars. The sky and the surroundings grow dark until the total eclipse starts, then it is like a moonless night with only a ruddy ghost of a moon shining overhead.
The universe is full of amazing examples of God’s creation, and all of it work together in such a way that it takes much more faith to believe that it all came from random blind chance events than from the hand of an intelligent Creator. The diversity within our solar system and galaxy alone is overwhelming: no two planets, asteroids, comets, stars, celestial clouds, star clusters, or even lunar eclipse events are exactly alike. And this created pattern extends to the farthest reaches of the universe, unseen only to the Creator Himself and, in these last days, our curious telescopic eyes.
Consider the works of God’s hands, not only in crafting together a universe fit to support life on Earth, but the work of these same hands to craft together your purpose on this one habitable planet we are most familiar with. God is still in the business of creating wonderful things, particularly in the lives of His children.
Be blessed, y’all!
Elder Brian Cudnik