The planet Venus is 24 million miles from earth. If the sky is clear at sunset tonight, Venus will be shining brightly in the SW sky by 7:55 p.m. EDT.
Take your child or grandchild outside and have a talk about several catechism questions:
Who made you? God
What else did God make? God made all things
Why did God make you and all things? For His own glory.
How can you glorify God? By loving Him and doing what He commands.
Why are you to glorify God? Because He made me and takes care of me.
Remember, to glorify means to reflect some small measure of what God is like. So since God made us and takes care of us, we should repond with loving obedience and that is exactly what reflects the true nature of God.
Looking at Venus is also a wonderful opportunity to introduce the power of God’s spoken word in making something out of nothing. Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Notice that s. That would include Venus. So leave your child wondering about the wonder of it all. “And God said it was very good.”
He still speaks today—through the Spirit’s lighting up the Bible’s meaning for us. Come inside and, at least, look up Genesis 1:1!
SHOW ME JESUS
When you pray, thank God that Jesus was there in the beginning, saying, “And it is very good!”