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Colossians 1:16 ESV

‘For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him’.

Gracious God, as NASA celebrate 100 days of photos taken on the planet Mars, we reflect upon the awesomeness of Your creative power as our Creator God. We marvel at how You flung planets and stars into space to create a universe of beauty and mystery beyond our comprehension. And into that universe You created planet Earth and we give thanks that you crafted the potential for life and growth, that You provided the energy for a flower to bud, a butterfly to flap its wings and oceans to rumble with the tides. For the gift of life, we give You thanks. Lord God, we thank You that Your creative power extended beyond the gift of life, for so too, You gave the potential for love and compassion, for hope and joy to exist within our world. And You gave us the gift of Your grace, Your unending love for us. And so, as we look up to the skies and see the vastness of all You have created, we gaze in awe and wonder and give thanks. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.