“Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.”
In Psalm 148:3, the sun, moon and stars are specifically encouraged, along with the rest of creation, to praise God. And truly, God, as our Creator and our Savior through Jesus Christ, is worthy of all praise. But perhaps many Christians have been a little too ready to accept this biblical language as figurative.
Based on scientific principles discovered by Isaac Newton, a creationist, a new science has developed today that studies sound waves on the sun. The vibrations on the sun’s surface can be measured as the surface of the sun moves. Scientists studying these movements on the seething surface of the sun have learned with the help of computers that the sun actually rings like a bell! They have found that the sun rings over so many frequencies that there are several million resonances going on all at the same time.
Truly, the sun is making a glorious sound to the Lord! Scientists have long known that the Earth does the same thing. And we have learned that the moon, too, has its own song. So next time you read in Scripture about the creation – the sun, moon and Earth – praising God, don’t dismiss the words as figurative!
And once more, when the scientists finally arrived at some knowledge, they found that the Bible had already been there – for thousands of years. That alone is a great reason for us to join the sun, moon and Earth in praising our wonderful Creator!
Lord, You are worthy of all praise. Take my life and let it be a living song of praise to You for my salvation as well as all my earthly needs. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.