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Beholding the Face of Pluto! | Print |  E-mail
Written by Shaun Beswarick   

>> Beholding The Face Of Pluto. <<

The New Horizons space probe, which began its journey to Pluto in 2006, is now about 17 million kilometres from the tiny “dwarf planet”. A recent image of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, is available for viewing and is just a taste of what is to come, as in July 2015, New Horizons flies past the pair where highly detailed photos of Pluto will be seen for the very first time in history!

Such a small, seemingly insignificant little ball of rock and an even smaller moon would not seem to provide much of a spiritual topic base; indeed, Pluto was "down-graded" by astronomers only a short time ago to a minor planet because it is about the same size as other minor's, like Ceres and Eris.

But, the Bible makes us aware not to "despise the day of small things"; small though it be, Pluto and it's largest moon, Charon, provide a wonderful encouragement due to this: their closeness to each other is so that they are “tidal locked" to each other; that is, their "faces" always face each other as they (slowly!) orbit the sun. Our Earth and Moon don't do this, as we know; the Earth has one side facing the Moon for about 12 hours and then the other. But Pluto and Charon always have the same sides facing the same sides of each other!

You know, what a blessing this is! Let us face the Lord always! Let us "behold His face in righteousness" as the psalmist wrote in Psalm 17! Indeed, Paul's grand desire was to know the Lord and we are promised that as we behold as in a glass the glory of the Lord, we will be changed into the same image - and what, or Who, is the glory of the Lord? Hebrews 1:3, "Who being the brightness of His glory and express image of His person"; yes, Jesus Himself is that brightness! He is the brightness of His glory! He is what makes the Father's glory bright! So, let us learn from little Pluto and littler Charon and maintain our face toward His - all we need is Him!

God Bless.

Shaun.

 


 

 
Adversity and Affliction | Print |

>> Adversity and Affliction. <<

(Article post authorised by: Suresh Manoharan.)

A daughter complained to her father about how hard things were for her."As soon as I solve one problem," she said, "another one comes up. I'm tired of struggling."

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen where he filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire.

Pot Of Boiling Water Soon the pots came to a boil. In one he placed carrots, in the second, eggs, and in the last, ground coffee beans. He let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

a bunch of carrots picture  eggs in the grass Image result for Picture ground coffee beans The daughter impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. After a while, he went over and turned off the burners. He fished out the carrots and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. He poured the coffee into a bowl. Turning to her he asked, "Darling, what do you see?"

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

He brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. She smiled, as she tasted its rich flavor.

Image result for Picture mug of coffee She asked, "What does it mean, Father?" He explained that each of them had faced the same adversity -- boiling water -- but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg was fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. By being in the boiling water, they changed the water.

He asked his daughter, "When adversity knocks on your door, which are you?"

 The Lost Sheep by SoordGod Bless.

 
Jupiter - No Place to Stand! | Print |  E-mail
Written by Shaun Beswarick.   

>>> Big Planet, No Place To Stand. <<<

One of my favourite telescopic objects to view is the planet, Jupiter. This massive world is ten times the diameter of the earth and hundreds of times the volume! Together with it's moons (four are visible with a back - yard scope), Jupiter is a fascinating sight; almost like a mini solar system, with the moons orbiting this giant planet in a symphony written by The God of Creation.

Jupiter is composed mostly (or possibly entirely, no-one knows for sure) of gas, giving it a beautiful colouring and making for some rather extreme weather!

Because it is composed of gas, you wouldn't be able to stand on Jupiter; you would just keep sinking down, down, down! You would also swirl around at phenomenal speeds and be ripped apart (aside from the fact that you wouldn't be able to breathe) very quickly! There is no sure footing on Jupiter; no - where to land and no - where to take a quiet time out.

Spiritually speaking, our own world is a bit like that. For a Christian, it soon becomes

apparent that we can't find anything solid here. This world system is not made of rock, but gas! We cannot stand firmly or safely here and God would not have us to. Remember the children of Israel walking through the wilderness of Sin (which, in Hebrew, means "clay")? A clay ground provides no good condition for planting a garden to sustain your family and set up home! No, God lead them that way so they would look up to Heaven for provision; for their very lives! And provide for them He did! Peter learned the same lesson when the Lord bid him, "Come", on the water in the storm! So long as he looked away unto Jesus, he was able to walk on water - something physically impossible apart from The Lord's enabling! But sinking is inevitable when the eyes look elsewhere; nowhere else can we find a sure foundation in spite of circumstance or surroundings; only in Jesus.

So, Jupiter is a BIG reminder of how unstable something can be; no matter how beautiful or ordered it may seem - you will sink!

"...neither is there any rock like our God" 1 Samuel 2:2.

Click here: Video Clip - "The Heavens shall Declare"

God Bless.

Shaun.

 
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