Psalm 104:1-2 “Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:” Most people have heard of red sh...

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Job 9:8 “Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.” In a number of places in the Bible, we learn that God has stretched the heavens. For example, in Isaiah 40:22, we read “[God] stretches out the heavens like a c...

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Hebrews 6:11 “And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:” When I was a student at the University of Nottingham reading chemistry, there was some graffiti in a locker room adjacent to the ...

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Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” From an early age, Charles Darwin’s mother, Sukey, took him to church. Tha...

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Exodus 20:16 “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” One recent biography described Charles Darwin during his childhood as “a compulsive liar”. He continued thus: “The solipsism and the dishonesty would scarcely be worth menti...

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Psalm 62:6 “He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.” Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem Jabberwocky, in Alice through the Looking Glass, begins thus:  Twas bryllyg, and the slythy toves Did gyre and gymble in the wab...

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Genesis 1:3 “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” I am always fascinated by the ingenuity of early science experimenters who made amazing discoveries. For instance, in 1850, the French scientist Léon Foucault created an experiment ...

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Genesis 1:5b “And the evening and the morning were the first day.” Less than an hour’s drive from where I live is the large city of Portland, Oregon. At the Oregon Convention Center in that city is the world’s largest Foucault’s Pendulum. Many m...

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Ecclesiastes 10:18 “By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.” In Ecclesiastes 10:18, Qohelet, the book’s author, says: “Through sloth the roof sinks in, and through indolence the hou...

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Isaiah 45:18 “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.” Have you heard of t...

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  • Cherry Blossom  
    Isaiah 55:12 “For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.“ What can be more appealing, than the sight of a cherry tree in full bloom? Cherry blossom […]

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