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Topic: Week(s) (02/10/11)
TITLE: The "Weekness" of Time
By Clyde Blakely
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Spaceman Bob: The most interesting time discovery was not found in space but in God’s Word.
CP: You mentioned last time about all the scientific information in the Bible’s oldest book, Job, which man has been confirming over the last century or so. Is this where you found it?
SB: Whenever God is quoted in the Bible it is scientifically accurate and Job is a wonderful fact-filled book. But what I consider the most amazing aspect of time in the entire universe is found in the first chapter of Genesis. It has nothing at all to do with the movement of time, gravity, speed, or anything else and it shows God is the God of the entire universe, including time.
CP: That’s the story of creation, telling what happened in the first seven days. How is this your most interesting time discovery?
SB: God gave us the week!
CP: The week? Seven days? But days can be of different lengths of hours and minutes all over the universe as you previously demonstrated. Also, earth years are 52 weeks, but in space years may be only a couple of days for a planet to revolve around its star. How are weeks different?
SB: Miss Principal, you have laid the ground work so well for my explanation. Time does differ all over the universe in regards to how fast something moves, even the length of days and years may vary. But God is unchangeable and when He instituted the unchanging week period, being seven days, He wrote it in stone as seen in Exodus 31:18. He confirmed He is the God of time also.
CP: I’m not sure I follow you here.
SB: Okay, how long is a week?
CP: Seven days, of course.
SB: Miss Principal, is there anything in the heavens that corresponds to seven? We have four seasons, each planet has its own length of days and years, each travels through the universe at its own speed, has its own gravity, etc. but no aspect of time can be found which is consistent throughout the universe except the week. It reflects God, His majesty; He is the ruler of the entire universe. No matter where I traveled throughout the galaxy, a week was always the same, seven days, reminding me of its Creator.
CP: Wow! I had never thought of that. And it was in the first chapter of the Bible all the time. Pardon the pun.
SB: Now we both understand the principle. Pardon the pun.
SB: I call this concept the “weekness” of time, that’s spelled w-e-e-k-n-e-s-s for our radio listeners. I believe it shows God, in creating time, put His universal stamp on it by instituting the seven day week.
CP: That’s wonderful. Spaceman Bob, the last time we talked I asked you if you’ve ever thought of writing a book.
SB: I’ve written a couple of stories in children books for my grandkids but I’m thinking of publishing another one since I’m now a great-granddaddy. My first great-granddaughter, Trinity Grace, was born on February 3rd at 0851. She was five pounds 10 ounces, and 18 inches long.
SB: Thank you.
CP: What were your stories about?
SB: There were fun fictional stories for kids of all ages.
CP: Give us a couple of examples.
SB: Well, two of my favorites were “Spaceship Imagination” about a fictional planet full of wonders and another was a fun one about an alien visitor to earth called “A Brief Encounter”.
CP: I’ll look those up. See you on the radio next week, Spaceman Bob?
SB: Lord willing, in a week.
CP: That’s seven days wherever you are folks. Got any baby picture?
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