Did you see this?
The other day I was shown a picture on a ‘phone of the Northern Lights, but the surprising thing is that it was of the sky here in Norfolk. I for one, never thought that this spectacle would be seen this far south, but apparently it was also seen in Cornwall!
Now, in simple terms, the Northern Lights are to do with particles (electrons and protons) coming across space from sunburst activity on the sun. Just remember that the sun is 93 million miles from Earth, give or take a few meters, so these charged up particles have come a long, long way. What happens next is that these particles collide with gases in earth’s upper atmosphere. These collisions produce tiny flashes that fill the sky with colourful light. As billions of flashes occur in sequence, the colours appear to move or “dance in the sky.”
What an incredible trail of events take place to give us this wonderful scene, hardly an accident, more like a planned event for us to appreciate and wonder at.
I think Psalm 19:1 says it all, “The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” The heading to this Psalm in my Bible says, “Both God’s creation and His Word reveal His greatness.” What a sight are the Northern Lights, what a Creator God we have!
Out of interest, the last verse in this Psalm is a prayer that I pray for each Thought for the Week. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight. O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”