Monday, July 25, 2011

Media Monday

On Mondays, I will be sharing a bit of media-Bible verse, song, television show, movie, cartoon, news article, blog post, anything media-ish that has inspired, convicted, or encouraged me.

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

My inspiration for today's Media Monday is this awesome book that we got my husband for his birthday. The Heavens Proclaim His Glory by Lisa Stilwell. My husband is a space lover, and our kids seem to be following in that direction too. They love talking about all things space with him. Yesterday our 7yo asked if we believe in aliens, so we had a discussion about that. My husband told him that God created US in His image with a plan for salvation, but that the Bible doesn't talk about any other self-aware creatures in space. We aren't saying no 100%, but for us we don't see the evidence. He also said that no matter where you stand on aliens, that God made the universe so vast to show how big He is...a point that my 4yo reminded me of this morning in our prayers/Bible time. She WAS listening!

"I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God." Abraham Lincoln

This book has some really stunning pictures of space, and the kids love sitting with Daddy and looking through it. Our 4yo has been sleeping with it lately too (they like to read in bed).

I love this too (just love John MacArthur favorite Bible right now is a John MacArthur Study Bible).

Common-sense logic suggests that every watch has a watchmaker.
Every building has a builder. Every structure has an architect.
Every arrangement has a plan. Every plan has a designer.
And every design has a purpose.

We see the universe, infinitely more complex than any watch and infinitely greater than any man-made structure, and it is natural to conclude that Someone infinitely powerful and infinitely intelligent made it.
"For since the creation of the world

His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature,
have been clearly seen, being understood
through what has been made" (Romans 1:20)
~John MacArthur, Battle for the Beginning

If you've got any space lovers in your family, check this book out!  It's fabulous.

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