“And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.”
Did you know that the actual dust on the surface of the moon is thousands of times less than expected by those who think the Earth is billions of years old?
All of us know that if something has a lot of dust on it, it probably hasn’t been cleaned in a long time. If something has very little dust on it, it may have just been cleaned – or it might be brand new. Since there is no such thing as a moon cleaner, if our moon doesn’t have much dust on it, it must be fairly new.
Before American astronauts landed on the moon in 1969, space scientists were worried that a moon landing would be impossible. By that time scientists knew how much dust there was in space, and they knew how fast this dust would accumulate on the moon. Since they figured that the moon was more than 3 billion years old, they reckoned that there could be as much as 150 feet of soft dust on the moon – so deep and so soft that a manned lander might sink into the dust and never be heard from again. For this reason they designed the lunar lander with large pads to support the machine on the soft dust.
But we all know what happened – there wasn’t even enough dust to plant the American flag. The flagpole had to be supported with rocks! This is exactly what creation scientists told them they would find, since the moon has been accumulating dust for only a few thousand years and not billions or even trillions of years!
Father, I thank You for the beauty of the sky, especially the moon, which dominates the night sky. Here I see Your power in the many objects You have created. Help them to remind me that this Earth is not the only world where I shall live, and as a result seek Your Word in Scripture that I might be better prepared for the new heavens and Earth. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Diagram: Note the landing pods at the bottom of the lunar lander to keep it from sinking into lunar dust.