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Heavenly Bodies

One might think the atmosphere was made transparent with this design, to give man, in the heavenly bodies, the perpetual presence of the sublime. Seen in the streets of cities, how great they are! If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.

The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence. Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort her secret, and lose his curiosity by finding out all her perfection.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature

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One response

  1. Jack Moyer

    “Raise your eyes high up and see. Who has created these things? It is the one bringing forth the army of them even by number, all of whom he calls even by name.” Isaiah 40:26

    One thing I love about the fall is the Orion constellation every night, the bright star below it to the left, Sirius, has three stars below it forming a triangle, just out of view in your beautiful picture. One of those, Aludra, is about three thousand light years away. So the photons registering on the back of our eyes began their trip here about the time Saul was made king of Israel.

    Wonderful Pictures,

    Jack

    November 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

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