An Autism Diary

A day in the life of David Hartley

Space Study Meets God

img_3664-editedDid you know that every light year is worth 6,000,000,000,000 (trillion) miles? That our galaxy, the Milky Way, measures 100,000 light years across? That the Milky Way contains more than 100,000,000,000 (billion) stars and is just one of 350,000,000,000 (billion) galaxies in the universe, each with their own sets of billions of stars and their own spinning planets?

Did you know the God Who created all this with his breath and word, who controls it all and set it up with perfect precision and order, is the God Who lives in the hearts of all who love and believe in Him and His Son? That the God who knows all the stars by name also knows the number of hairs on each of our heads and cares enough to come close to know our every thought and feeling and hold our hurts and joys in his arms as he leads and carries us through life?
img_3665-editedThese are just some of the amazing facts the boys got to hear and learn about from their new Bible that grandma sent them. Such a joy to see their eyes grow wide with awe, respect, and understanding. Such a beautiful thing to hear them talk about how huge God is and yet how near as well. And the best part? They were excited to hear one of God’s stories after hearing all those amazing facts and sat with full, excited attention through the first 6 chapters of Joshua. ^_^  That’s saying something considering David’s attention span usually can’t last through a handful of verses. lol
I am excited to have this new resource at my fingertips to get the boys excited about the Bible and God’s word. The fact we’re studying space this month helped catch their interest when I opened this Bible up to the special feature pages showing real pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope. The facts about space and the universe paired with basic facts about God and His love for us opened up a whole new world of understanding and awe inside of them that got them excited to hear more. Definitely a blessing. ❤

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