The greatness and glory of God shine forth marvelously in all his works and is to be read in the open book of the heavens. ~ Galileo Galilei
Call of the Cosmos
Many years ago, when our four sons were young, Joni and I bought them a telescope. I remember the first time we set it up in the front yard and aimed it at a full moon. WOW! The details of the lunar surface (craters and valleys) jumped out through the eyepiece. It was stunning. In the evenings that followed, we locked in on Venus and the Big Dipper. Then we took a trip to the desert. From a vantage point unspoiled by city lights the Milky Way exploded across the sky.
This experience wasn’t just a great time of family bonding. It was also an opportunity to draw closer to God. Looking intently at stars, planets, the moon and our galaxy made the Psalmist’s ancient words come alive: The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. Each night God speaks to us through the cosmos. What a thought.
On October 18, we officially released our newest film: THE CALL OF THE COSMOS: What the Universe Reveals About God. It’s a 58-minute odyssey from Earth to the edge of the observable universe filled with spectacular imagery that takes your breath away. But this documentary is more than an exploration of incredible natural wonders. It’s also a journey into the heart and mind of God. For as we travel through outer space, we catch unforgettable glimpses of the Creator’s artistry, power, wisdom and compassion. He is the God who calls each star by name … and knows our every thought, longing and need.
During the past 21 years, I’ve been blessed to work on several projects that have caused me to pause and really take stock of my relationship with the Lord. This is one of those films. The world tells us that we’re insignificant motes of dust, lost and alone in a cold dark universe. But God declares (through the Scriptures and a universe of mind boggling dimensions) that—in his eyes—we are each of incalculable worth.
To order THE CALL OF THE COSMOS DVD at a special limited time price exclusively for everyone on our mailing list click here. This is a film you’ll want to share with your family and friends during the holiday season and throughout the new year. Thanks, so much, for helping to make it possible through your gifts, encouragement and prayers.