A Message from Outer Space

  For many years, scientists have had their ears cocked to the sky in a search of voices from outer space. They’ve used telescopes and satellites and huge antennae covering acres in order to try and pick up messages from outside the world. While space scientists may have drawn a blank, the amazing fact is that messages from beyond the world are silently signaling, but it’s not a telescope we need to focus on them or a radio antennae. All we need to do is focus on the order of life and space and we’ll hear voices from outside our world. Let’s take a brief look.
The Formation of crystals
     The plane surfaces are always in shapes involving the ratios of 2,3,4,6—and no other—never 5 or 7. Why not? It’s as if the crystals form to programmed instructions!
Construction of Bee Hives
     Every bee hive is built geometrically, with the same number of hexagonal cells per square inch in every hive. Who’s doing the thinking for them? Do they have the same blueprint? When a worker bee returns to the hive, it relates the distance of the nectar source by its body motion, and then lands at the appropriate angle on the hive w.r.t. the sun to point to the direction of the nectar source. Does the honeybee have some fantastic built in computer system? If so, who programmed it?
Fibonacci’s Series (Arithmetic progression)
     You start with one and add the digit in front to get the next number (1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89…etc.).  If that series of numbers were to come in from outer space on astronomers’ radio telescopes, scientists would shout “LIFE!”  Actually the Fibonacci message is being received, but not in the huge bowls of the radio telescopes, but in the tiny cupped head of the garden daisy, where tiny florets in its yellow center form detectable spirals with 21 clockwise and 34 counterclockwise; or, the bumps on a pineapple with have spirals of 8 and 13; or the center of sunflowers which have 34 and 55, or on larger blooms—55 and 89—all of which are adjacent figures in the Fibonacci Series. Is this mere chance? The odds against that are staggering!
Flatworms that can Multiply by Dividing
    The microscopic flatworm known as the planeria has no stomach and its nervous system is nil, yet when one of these worms is cut into two, the head grows a new tail and the tail grows a new head!  Flatworms which have been trained to respond to light pulses have been severed, and a month later the two new worms still have the conditioned reaction to light.
Crabs that can Detect Tide Times 
     Fiddler crabs on the East coast change color for camouflage as the tide goes out. As the tide returns the crabs go back to their pinkish normal color. This cycle happens .50 minutes later every 24 hours—coinciding with the moons control of the tide. Even removed from their native habitat, the crabs will continue to change color to coincide with every ebb of sea—and they will adjust to any change in time zone!
A Cricket that can Tell the Temperature
     You can calculate the air temperature from the number of chirps per minute emitted by the tree cricket!
     And this list can go on and on. How does the salmon find its way back to its place of birth? Who tells the birds to fly south or to build the same kinds of nests? How can the Tern migrate from pole to pole every year?  How do baby opossums know they’re supposed to climb up into the pouch when they  are born?  Surely all these illustrations show that some extraterrestrial intelligence is superimposing its mind in the most unexpected places. From the formations of crystals and the construction of bee hives to the chirping of a cricket and the migration of salmon and birds, messages are coming through—the language of space is all around us. The Master Designer is maintaining and directing that which He created. He has a wonderful plan for even the tiny planeria flatworms, so just imagine the plan that He has for you.
     That plan is revealed to us in the great “message from outer space,” God’s Word, the Bible. In it we read of His Story, how God created the earth in such a unique way that it would support life (Isa. 45:18) and then He created all the plants and animals and finished with the “crown of His creation,” man and woman, made in His image, with the ability to communicate with, and love and glorify Him. Sin messed up that relationship, but God’s plan, even before He created the world, included a means of forgiveness and reconciliation. He would come down and pay the penalty of sin and give each of us the opportunity to repent and trust Him for eternal life (Jn. 3:16).
     Mankind waited for several millennia for this “Savior” to come. “But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons” (Gal. 4:4,5). Then came the greatest “message from outer space” in the history of the world. It was delivered one night by an angel to shepherds in the hills near Bethlehem. The angel said, “Do not be afraid, for behold I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people, for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Lk. 2:10,11). That eternal “Word” which had communicated to man from outer space now became flesh, took on the form of a bondservant and was made in the likeness of men (Phil. 2:7). “The grace of God has appeared, making salvation available to all men” (TIt. 2:11).
     In contrast to the creatures of nature which God directs, God has given us a will to choose or reject His direction. God provides the circumstances for you to receive Him as Savior, but you must make the choice. “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God…” (Jn. 1:12).   Then, as a child of God, we have the choice of whose directions we’re going to follow. King Solomon’s words of wisdom are: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct (make straight) your paths” (Pr. 3:5,6).
     To all who are waiting to hear from outer space, we already have, and it’s “Good News!”  God loves you and sent His Son to die for you. He wants to direct your life and His plans are far better than any we could ever make for ourselves (Jer. 29:11).  All you have to do is ask Him.
                May you have a merry Christmas and a joyous, fruitful New Year following Him,
                    Pastor Dave

About Pastor Dave

Until my retirement 2 years ago, I pastored an independent Bible church in Northwest Montana for nearly 38 years. During that time I also helped establish a Christian school, and a Bible Camp. I am married and have children and grandchildren. The Wisdom of the Week devotional is an outgrowth of my desire to share what God is doing in my life and in our world, and to challenge you to be a part.
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