There is an aurora in Finland known as “The Hem of His garment.” It makes me think or Isaiah 6:1
“In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.”
What if the concept of outer space with its trillions of galaxies, suns and solar systems was created to push God far, far away when scripture tells us that He is very near?
“Am I a God who is near,” declares the Lord, And not a God far off?”
Scripture tells us that He sits over the “Circle of the earth”
“It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;”
When we search scripture, we don’t find vast outer space. Rather, we find that earth is a flat plain.
“When he established the heavens, I was there
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep”
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?”
With a glass firmament over it restraining the waters above
“Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?”
“And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters. And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so.” Genesis 1:6-7
“Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.”
And, where is the Lord seated in this model?
“And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.
And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.” Ezekiel 1:25-28
“And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald.”