Looking for Life in All the Wrong Places
Jeremiah 29:13: "And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
Several years ago I read a short story about three friends sitting around a campfire discussing whether life on other planets would ever be found. Two of them believe in life on other planets, but one disagrees. He insists that God created life on their planet alone. As the conversation continues, one of them sees that the fire is dying out, so he stirs the smoldering embers with a stick he is holding in his third green tentacle!
Yes, I enjoy science-fiction stories! But as a creationist and Bible-believing Christian, I have my feet planted solidly on God's Word. Since the Bible does not teach that extraterrestrial life exists, neither do I.
Nevertheless, NASA recently announced they will be launching new space telescopes to look for planets capable of supporting life. According to ScienceNews, the first to be launched is NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS. The second is the James Webb Space Telescope.
"With their powers combined," ScienceNews said, "TESS and James Webb could identify nearby planets that are good candidates for life. These worlds will probably be quite different from Earth – they'll be a bit larger and orbit faint, red suns – but some researchers hope that a few will offer hints of alien biology."
Creation Moments predicts they won't find what they are looking for. If scientists would only turn to searching for the Creator of life, they would find Him for sure!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I earnestly await the day when Your Son returns to the planet where He laid down His life on the cross as a sacrifice for my sins. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Notes: Christopher Crockett, "New telescopes will search for signs of life on distant planets," ScienceNews, 4/19/16. "The Campfire," unpublished short story by Steven J. Schwartz. Image: Artist's conception of NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. Courtesy of NASA. (PD)
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