Christmas Lights and Christmas Lights

Posted on December 10, 2008 · Posted in Holidays, Uncategorized

“Can you bind the
beautiful Pleiades?
Can you loose the cords of Orion?

 Can you bring forth the constellations in
their seasons
or lead out the Bear with its cubs?

Do you know the laws
of the heavens?
Can you set up God’s dominion o
ver the earth? Job 38:31-33DSC_0032

I was fascinated by viewing a short clip about a massive
Christmas Light display at a home in Pittsburgh, PA. These folks put in an
enormous amount of work to make this display happen. Here are just a few of the
statistics about this light display:

 *There are over 200,000 lights connected
to over 5 1/2 miles of extension cord.

*It took over 3 months to put up the lights, but we work on the
display year round.

*There are around 27 inflatables around the yard (haven’t made the final
count yet), along with  112 computer controlled channels, this is up
from 96 last year.

*This year’s show
runs for about an hour featuring 13 songs.

*Each song takes between 10 to 50 hours to sequence.

Here is the link.

As I was still thinking about this accomplishment the
webmaster at my church put up a link to the Hubblesite. Then, I gained some
perspective. Take some time to examine these images from the Hubble Site. As amazing as the lights in Pittsburgh are, these heavenly lights
of God span thousands of light years and were created by him by the power of
his word, instantly! What an awsome God!

Accompanying the link was this quote from Dr. Mark Futato:

Do you pray for this power?

The next time you are tempted by the
thought that the power you need
is just not there, think of the creation and
the power of God manifested in it—
in the stars, in the lightning, in the earthquakes,
in the hurricanes, in the
tornadoes—and remember that that power,
especially the power of Christ
raised from the dead, is God’s power for
you to draw on to overcome the sin
that remains.

—Mark D. Futato

Creation: A Witness to the
Wonder of
God, 37.