Is there life on other planets? British scientists examined a meteorite found in Antarctica. They theorized that it broke loose from Mars when an asteroid or comet collided with that planet. The rock contains chemicals associated with the presence of life.
We still don’t know if life exists on other planets, but one thing we can be sure of: God cares deeply about life on planet Earth. Proof of His interest is His Son, Jesus Christ.
In John 1, Jesus identified as “The Word” who was with God in the beginning, and who was God Himself (v. 1). He is the One who created the world (v. 3). He is “the true Light which gives light to every man who comes into the world” (v. 9). God’s love for humanity was so great that He sent His Son to live among us (v. 14). But Jesus was rejected and crucified (v. 11). Yet, because of His sacrificial death on the cross, He now offers to us forgiveness from sin and “the right to become children of God” (v. 12).
God’s Son cared so much for us that He laid aside His glory, left His eternal dwelling place, and became man to redeem man by His death on the cross.
In God’s plan we are the objects of His redeeming love and the recipients of eternal life. Aren’t you glad that this kind of life exists on planet Earth? – Paul R. Van Gorder
Of all the planets out in space,
On Earth God showed His matchless love;
His Son came here to live and die
And call us to His home above. – K.E.D.
God sent His Son from heaven because He cared so much about life on Earth.
- August 31, `1990, Our Daily Bread