God gave us the earth

“The heavens belong to the Lord, but he has given the earth to all humanity” (Psalm 115:16, NLT).

The Earth seen from Apollo 17.
The Earth seen from Apollo 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the Star Trek world, Class M planets can support carbon based life. Their atmospheres are composed of nitrogen and oxygen and they have an abundant supply of water. We don’t have warp drive technology and can’t travel the universe, so as far as we know, earth is the only Class M planet, at least in our galaxy. There is evidence of water on Mars, but it’s a small amount and it’s frozen, not enough to support life.

Even the Star Trek writers knew not to over do it by making all the planets they discovered M Class. In that fiction, most were uninhabitable and even hostile. Our earth is just the right distance from the sun, has just the right tilt and the exact components necessary for life. It’s a rare jewel in the cosmos and an amazing gift from God. We too often take it for granted, but the space travelers never did. They seemed to always breathe a sigh of relief as a life-welcoming and supporting planet came into view. May we be thankful every day for God’s wonderful gift of our delightful home.

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

2 thoughts on “God gave us the earth”

  1. Hi Tammy!

    Oh, what are you doing? Your comments (blogs) are so good — and stirring! I want to comment!

    Star Trek and space travel and the awesome universe, planets type M!

    Our God is SO GREAT above us! Do we have … even a clue as to all of what He is doing?

    A clue: “Of the increase of His Government there is no end!” You remember Isaiah 9:7. Eternity. Spiritual, Everlasting concepts!

    Now we look at what astronomers and recent technology has uncovered: a physical universe of unending galactic star systems, dark matter, dark energy — black holes and more. And the opposite extreme of “smallness,” quarks and nano, basic make-up of things, things of which are not clear.

    As we look into His creation, we can’t help but be greatly inspired and awed — no matter in what age we live! (Seems like ours is the best but it is available through all ages.)

    Our recent discoveries in astronomy suggest other “earths” in which our loving Father is bringing many more sons and daughters into His Kingdom. Jesus Christ said He has more to unify and bring into His Flock (Jn.10:16).

    These are exciting times in which we live! We don’t have all of the answers, except the main one!

    And this is our own personal and individual relationship with this Great Being, even our Father, our Dear Friend!

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