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Devo 16

“While they were going down the ascent of Beth-horon, the Lord threw down large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died. There were more who died because of the hailstones than the sons of Israel killed with the sword. At that time Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, ‘Sun, stand still at Gibeon, and moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.’ And the sun stood still and the moon stopped, until the nation took vengeance on their enemies.”
Joshua 10:11-13

We’ve been studying space rocks this week and learning about a whole concentrated belt of them orbiting the sun between the planets of Mars and Jupiter. There’s a theory that these chunks of ice and rock are remnants of an exploded planet. This hypothesis is aptly named “The Exploded Planet Hypothesis.” The fact that such a theory exists in mainstream astronomy has me wondering why the same scientists are so quick to dismiss “The Flooded Planet Hypothesis.”

If we’re willing to consider a planetary event cataclysmic enough to obliterate one planet and damage neighboring planets with a shower of debris, why is a temporarily drenched planet so out of the question? Maybe the ancient global flood accounts found across every continent deserve a little more credence than they’re given.

The fact is, as securely as we may currently dwell on our little blue dot, the universe is a pretty volatile place. Crazy stuff happens. Planets explode. Others get hammered by debris. They change temperature. Their water dries up. They get flooded.

We shouldn’t be surprised when we read in passages like Joshua 10, Job 9:7 and Habakkuk 3:11 that “the sun stood still.” If you need to be reminded why not, just scroll on back to last week’s Devo 15. It’s all God’s. The Sun, the moon, the stars, the earth and everything in it. He made everything for His glory and His good purposes.
Sometimes those purposes might include judging the whole earth in a world wide flood, or raining down space rocks (perhaps from an exploding planet?) on an enemy, or adding hours to a day in order to bring victory to a servant who dared to ask.

Interesting isn’t it, that the book of Joshua records the asking and granting of the request as the truly remarkable thing, rather than interruption of the sun’s course in the sky.

“The sun stopped in the midst of heaven and did not hurry to set for about a whole day. There has been no day like it before or since when the Lord heeded the voice of a man, for the Lord fought for Israel.” Joshua 10:13,14

As 2 Kings 3:18 says, “This is a light thing in the sight of the Lord.” This commanding of the sun, this summoning of waters, this granting of victories and judging of man. Those are small things for a big God. But heeding the voice of a puny man? That truly was remarkable!

And yet, that’s the kind of God we serve. The God of Joshua and the stand-still sun is the same God who loved us enough to die for us, despite our futile rebellion against Him. He is the God who hears and heeds every broken and contrite heart that cries out to Him in repentance, as surely as He heard and headed the voice of Joshua on that remarkable day. And as He fought for Israel, He surely will fight for you. Just ask.

Friday’s Factoid Week 15

Here’s a super memorable Friday Flashback which you can check out by clicking here https://godmadeknown.blog/2013/01/22/star-light-by-lava-glow/

And below are some factoids on astroids and how a whole belt of them happens to be orbiting the sun.  I asked the boys to come up with their own theories as to the astroid belt’s existence but they all thought the existing Exploding Planet Hypothesis was already pretty sound.  Except for Joel.  He ALWAYS has his own theories about things.

The Astroid Belt by Sam

What is the Astroid Belt by Nate

As you all know there are 8 planets in the solar system Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Those planets are separated into 2 groups. The planets closer to the sun are called the inner planets. And the ones further away are called outer planets. The two groups are separated by the asteroid belt. The asteroid belt is a bunch of space rocks that are orbiting the sun. Asteroids are big chunks of rock and ice. No-one knows for sure where the asteroid belt came from. There is a hypothesis that there was a planet between Mars and Jupiter and it exploded sending big chunks of rock and ice into the solar system and that is how I think the asteroid belt got there.

The Exploding Planet Hypothesis by Titus

The Exploding Planet Hypothesis is a widely accepted explanation for why the asteroid belt exists today. According to the Exploding Planet Hypothesis, a large planet once orbited the sun between Mars and Jupiter. At some point it collided with a space object resulting in a massive explosion. The debris was sent hurtling into space and some of it crashed into other planets and moons. Evidence for this is found in craters on Mars and other planets and moons. The rest of the pieces of rock and ice from the exploded planet formed our present astroid belt.

The Exploding Spider Hypothesis by Joel

Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away… Wait, the Milky Way is not that far away. Well anyway, a young boy was sitting on his favorite planet, Earth, holding two chemicals he had gotten out of the refrigerator when his mom was not looking. He did not know what he was going to do with them so just sat on the couch looking at them.

As he sat there a spider descended from the ceiling and stopped right in front of the boy’s face. He looked up from the two open containers and the sight of the spider scared him so much he accidentally mixed the chemicals together. They blew up and sent the spider threw the roof and into outer space. So as the spider floated around in space it got hungry and started feeding on the nothingness of nothing and began to get bigger and bigger until it was as big as the earth.

One day the spider got a bit too close to Pluto which froze him solid. Then he got too close to Jupiter which heated him back up. Changing so quickly from cold to hot caused the spider to explode sending chunks of frozen and molten spider all over the solar system. Lots of them hit other planets and the rest of them formed the astroid belt.

And that is my hypothesis on where the astroid belt came from. It is called the Exploding Spider Hypothesis.