The Heavens Proclaim the Glory of God
There is no doubt about it, the heavens are beautiful and that beauty points us to Beauty Himself. In fact, this is one of our brother Aquinas’ Five Ways that we can attain by the use of our natural reason to the knowledge of the existence of God. Aquinas says that because there are differing degrees of perfection we can see that there must be something that has complete perfection. For example, because the sight our sisters enjoyed tonight in the heavens is beautiful, and because there are things with both lesser and greater beauty, we can come to know that there is something which is the fullness of beauty. This is God, Beauty Himself.
Even before Aquinas the human authors of the Scriptures often pointed to the stars as proof of God’s majesty and might. Here are a few examples:Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Canst thou bring forth the Mazzaroth in its season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Job 38:31-32