Dr. Don DeYoung, recently retired professor from Grace College and president of the Creation Research Society, has a passion for sharing God through science.

Years ago I was working on a degree program and needed some science credit. I decided to take an astronomy class at Grace, where I first met Don. I was amazed at how he could take complex ideas and make them understandable. We learned about stars, planets, comets, our sun and other celestial objects as the classes progressed.

One of the requirements was to observe the stars at night together. It was winter and the evening “the Prof” picked for us was frigid with crystal clear skies. We stood huddled together listening as he took us on a tour of the universe from our vantage point in Winona Lake. He said something I will never forget: “See the orchestra? All of the pieces of the symphony of the stars and planets are directed by God. The Conductor is the Creator of the music of the heavens and keeps everthing in place.”

Who can’t look into the night sky and not at least wonder?

The psalmist once wrote, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.”

On Jan. 20 I stepped out into the cold to view the wonder of a super blood wolf moon. The satellite slipped into the Earth’s shadow. turning it a beautiful red when the eclipse was full. The Conductor reached a crescendo with His solar and lunar sections complimenting one another just as I had been taught.

Thanks, Don, for teaching me and hundreds over the years that God has everything under control!

Ken Locke is community ministries director of The Salvation Army in Warsaw and director of the Greater Warsaw Ministerial Association. Have ideas for this column? Go to www.gwma.info.