Universe Our Field of Study
how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is
full of thy riches. Ps. 104:24.
The knowledge of God's works and ways we can only begin to obtain in this
world; the study will be continued throughout eternity. God has provided for
man subjects of thought which will bring into activity every faculty of the
mind. We may read the character of the Creator in the heavens above and the
earth beneath, filling the heart with gratitude and thanksgiving. Every nerve
and sense will respond to the expressions of God's love in His marvelous works.
when the veil that darkens our vision shall be removed, and our eyes shall
behold that world of beauty of which we now catch glimpses through the microscope;
when we look on the glories of the heavens, now scanned afar through the telescope;
when, the blight of sin removed, the whole earth shall appear in "the
beauty of the Lord our God," what a field will be open to our study!
There the student of science may read the records of creation and discern
no reminders of the law of evil. He may listen to the music of nature's voices
and detect no note of wailing or undertone of sorrow. In all created things
he may trace one handwriting--in the vast universe behold "God's name
writ large," and not in earth or sea or sky one sign of ill remaining.
throng will range from world to world, and much of their time will be employed
in searching out the mysteries of redemption. And throughout the whole stretch
of eternity, this subject will be continually opening to their minds. The
privileges of those who overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of
their testimony are beyond comprehension.
treasures of the universe will be open to the study of God's children. With
unutterable delight we shall enter into the joy and the wisdom of unfallen
beings. We shall share the treasures gained through ages upon ages spent in
contemplation of God's handiwork. And the years of eternity, as they roll,
will continue to bring more glorious revelations. "Exceeding abundantly
above all that we ask or think" will be, forever and forever, the impartation
of the gifts of God.
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