The Planets, Moon, & Stars Are Set In Perfect Order. How Can You Not See Divine Creation Behind it?
Updated: Nov 4, 2022
Have you ever seen the sky without light pollution? And marvel at the sea of stars? It's mesmerizing—all those little specks of glowing, white lights surrounded by darkness. What about the moon? You might as well think about the planets too. You can't help but wonder how it all came to be. And why did God place us where He did?
The Placing of the Planets, Moon, and Stars Was Intentional
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 the expance of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was so. -Genesis 1:14
God said in Genesis 1:14-15 that He created these things to give us light and to use as signs. An astronomical calendar. In the early days, there was no air pollution, so you can imagine how clear the stars and planets looked. He made them this way to help keep us on track with the seasons, days, and years. Is this not what our yearly calendar originated from? Isn't it based on astronomical cycles?
The Earth, moon, and sun have unique characteristics that work together.
As we all know, there are 8 planets in our solar system. Nine if you count pluto. The planet we live on is third from the sun. If Earth was one spot closer to the sun the seas would boil and everything else would burn up. If Earth was one planet further it would freeze up (c.1). Either way, life on earth would be non-existent. We are at the right spot, perfect for life.
Not only do we live at just the right spot, but the Earth also has a rotation. If it were locked (not rotating) one side of Earth would be hot and the other cold (c.2). Not all planets rotate on their axis but Earth is one that does.
Of all the moons in our solar system, well over 100 of them (c.3), ours is the only one that covers the whole disk of the sun (c.2). Interesting, right? This is what we see during a solar eclipse. The moon's distance from the sun and Earth are just right.
The nights are never complete darkness as the moon gives us light. Out of the two great lights, this is the lesser light.
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. -Genesis 1:16
Like the moon gives us light at night and the sun gives us light by day. But you already knew that. It is the "greater light" that rules by day. The sun warms up our planet so we don't freeze all over.
I don't know about you but it's little facts like these that only confirm there's intelligent design. There is intentional order from placing these massive orbs in space to their rotation. No random explosive expansion could create order and purpose.
So the next time you look up at the night sky be sure to take time to thank God for His intricate design that holds us together.