Many Hebrew scholars recognize that the phrase “the heavens and the earth” is a figure of speech known as a merism. It means everything “there” and everything “here,” including everything in between.

With Telescopes we have learned a lot about “everything out there.” Our galaxy contains more than 100 billion stars. Our sun is 150 trillion miles from the center of our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of a small cluster of 19 galaxies, the nearest of which is 30 million light years from us (150 million trillion miles – Got a yardstick?). There are more than a billion galaxies. The number of stars in these galaxies is close to 100 quintillion. Betelgeuse, the star, not the movie, is the largest in the universe. It’s estimated circumference is four times the size of the earth’s orbit around the sun! With microscopes we have learned that of the things “here” there exists a multitude of things invisible which is just as vast and just as complex.

So whether we look upon the sun (positively charged), holding the planets (negatively charged), or whether we examine the nucleus (positively charged) at the heart of the atom, holding each electron (negatively charged) in its sway, we sense the wisdom, power, and grandeur of God. In the light of all this, we bow before our Creator in awe and genuine dedication, and pour out worship, adoration, thanksgiving, and unrestrained praise.

The Heaven’s Declare the Glory of God!