The Stars Sing?

David Dailey
David writes Christian themed articles, produces scripture photos, and is finalizing a book.
Religion And Spirituality

Mar 20,2018

Often, when we read the Bible, we tend to gloss over some of those interesting or fascinating details that are recorded therein. I can only assume we do this as some of the things are so far beyond us, we either ignore it or think in passing that the verse just read was interesting.

Take Job 38:4 and 7 for example; God is responding to Job and is teaching him through a series of questions. At one point God asks “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” (Job 38:4, 7 KJV) To put it in more modern vernacular, God is asking Job “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the Earth? Tell me if you can. Where were you when the morning stars sang together, and all the angels in heaven rejoiced?”

For clarification, the words “sons of God” comes from the Hebrew word “ben” which generally means “sons of.” Due to the timing of the event God is describing, most Bible scholars believe “sons of” is in reference to the angels who were created by God. The angels were His first children.

All of that is interesting, but it isn’t the focus of our story. Instead, let’s focus our attention on the words “When the morning stars sang together.” The word “stars” is the Hebrew word “kowkab” and has two meanings, star and stargazer. In this case, the meaning seems to reference stars. So how do the morning stars sing together?

Psalms 148:3 states “Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.” So again we see a reference to the stars, and the same Hebrew word is used for the word “stars.” Again, we ask the question, how do the stars sing?

The Wall Street Journal broke a story in October of 2010 reporting that NASA’s Kepler Space telescope had detected a group of red giants stars humming together. Since that time, various telescopes have recorded the songs from numerous stars and planets. What creates the songs is a matter of debate; whether it is magnetic field interaction with stellar radiation, radio waves from the nuclear fusion that occurs in stars, or any other possible reason; the point is, they sing!

Now that we know the stars and planets can sing, and according to the Bible, do so to praise God; does this give new meaning to the statement Jesus told the Pharisees in Luke 19:40 : “And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”

If the stars, the planets and the rocks of the earth praise God, how much more should we be doing so?

Spend some time today thinking about the glorious nature of God, and then tell Him the things you find so awesome about Him.

What comes to mind when you learn that the stars and planets sing and hum?

Image: courtesy of NASA imagery database

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