I’ve mentioned this before but isn’t it great how you can read a Bible text you have read before, perhaps many times before, and suddenly you see something new? It’s always been there, but now you see it with fresh eyes. That happened to me this morning.
I was reading Hebrews 1:1-2, "God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;” NKJV
I reread those last 7 words: through whom also He made the worlds.
People get this idea that we are the only inhabited planet that God created, but in fact there is evidence of the contrary.
I love the story of Job, for several reasons; one of them being the fact that other worlds are mentioned. Let’s look.
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.”
What is taking place here?
The sons of God are meeting with Jesus.
Satan is in that meeting representing planet earth.
Who are the sons of God and why does Satan have a right to be there?
Adam was called the son of God. Luke 3:38 “the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.”
If sin had not entered our world, I believe it would have been Adam at that intergalactic meeting, not Satan.
I believe Job is showing us that there are other worlds, and perhaps like Adam, the first created male, would have been given the title “Son of God” and would have been a representative of their world? Anyway…back to the evidence.
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3 NKJV
Worlds = plural
I don't know what to expect. I don't know what is out there, beyond our galaxy. No one does. In fact we are told no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no one has even imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9
I guess it is a bit of head scratcher for me at times. The same God, that said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens, is the same God that died on a cross for my sins, and your sins. The Creator became the Savior.
King David wrote “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set,” Psalm 8:3 ESV
And I love Job’s description in chapter 26, verse 7. “He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing.”
Like getting that perfect Christmas ornament on the perfect limb, I envision Jesus reaching out, just so, and hang our gorgeous blue ball in space.
“Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:” Isaiah 42:5 ESV
That’s our God. He is creative, artistic, musical, loving and kind, and He wants you and me in His life.
Will we visit other worlds and other created beings someday? I hope so. But until Jesus comes again, keep your eyes on the prize. Jesus, our redemption, is on His way!
by Jeanette Stark – Friday, December 2, 2022