Sermon Illustrations

If we would stop and look around, as God can be seen in nature, we would see that God was very happy with His creation. Think for a moment how everything lives and moves.

Our planet moves at 66,000mph and the rotational speed of the Earth at the equator is about 1,038 miles per hour. The atmosphere at the equator is also slightly thicker due to rotation, and you weigh slightly less. At mid-latitudes, the speed of the Earth’s rotation decreases to 700 to 900 miles per hour. If the Earth were to stop spinning suddenly, the atmosphere would still be zipping along nicely at around 1,000 miles an hour. As a result, everything not attached to bedrock would pretty much be scoured clean.

The Greeks said that all this movement in the heavens was the music of spheres. God must have been singing while He was creating and He must be a God of great enthusiasm and energy, because we keep on moving. If it all stopped, what would it be like?