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There are few things that inspire quiet reflection, even melancholy self-examination, than the setting of the sun when viewed from the Golden Coast. The setting sun can be viewed from the dunes without interruption because the whole expanse of Lake Michigan lies to the west. The lake is very wide at this point, about eighty […]

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“Seek Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion…The LORD is His Name” (Amos 5:8). Everything was going well for Israel. The people were building houses of hewn stone and planting vineyards in their fields. The armies were winning battle after battle under the leadership of King Jeroboam II. Although the nation had suffered under […]

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Pathfinder… Pathfollowers

In December of 1996 a Delta II rocket roared from the Cape Canaveral Air Station carrying a space craft called “Pathfinder.” Once the rocket had carried Pathfinder beyond the clutches of earth’s gravity, it was released and sent on its mission to the planet Mars. Traveling at great speed, and watched closely by scientists with […]

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Learning From What Scientists Ignore

This past July, planetary scientists watched excitedly as massive chunks of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with the planet Jupiter. The tremendous explosions provided a fantastic display of power and energy, and the scientists busily gath­ered data to learn more about the distant planet. Many of us may not even have been aware of this event. […]

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The Voice of the Lord

The voice of God was heard last night. Millions heard Him. He spoke powerfully and emphatically. Some who heard Him acknowledged that He was speaking and that He was God. Most ignored Him even though they were momentarily terror stricken. “The voice of the thunder was in the heavens, the lightening lightened the world: the […]

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The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

The night descended as a blanket and the stars, like sparkling jewels, displayed themselves one by one. From east to west they slowly passed as the earth spun and the night fled. Into this night stepped a man, leaving behind the cozy comfort of his tent. With wondering eye he viewed the starry- sky and […]

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The Stars of Lights

“Praise Him, sun and moon! Praise Him, all ye stars of light! Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord: for He commanded, and they were created” (Ps. 148:3-5). The word for star (chochabh) is a general term which includes all […]

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