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10/25/11 at 02:18 PM 1 Comments

Northern Lights: God Knows How To Put On A Light Show

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As a shepherd living in a time of little light pollution, David was able to see the stars at night and admire the heavenly bodies. David wrote, "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." - Psalm 19:1 NIV

God has used stars and planets to signal his plan for redemption. Magi and shepherds observed the Star of Bethlehem. When Jesus was crucified, darkness covered the land, perhaps from an eclipse.

Northern lights over Alaska
Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang
Northern Lights over Alaska

Although I haven't found any Bible verses referring to the northern lights (also called aurora borealis), I believe they have a divine purpose. If God can make the rocks cry out, He can create charged particles to light up the sky and show more of his glory.

According to Wikipedia, the northern lights are "causedby the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere."

All of these photos come from Flickr with a Creative Commons license allowing them to be shared to the world.

Northern lights over Greenland
Credit: Nick Russill
Northern Lights over Greenland
Northern Lights Over Canada
Credit: Larry Lamsa
Northern Lights Over Canada
Northern Lights over Greenland
Credit: Nick Russill
Northern Lights over Greenland
Northern lights over Canada
Credit: Ascappatura
Northern Lights over Canada
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