The Witness of Space

Need a lift? Look up. The awe and wonder of the expanse above us is often enough to silence any critic. We cannot fathom the vastness above us. A look into the night sky shows us the twinkling of a thousand or so stars visible to the naked eye. It’s beauty and majesty is often enough to give us a sense of awe.

But if you took a simple optical instrument, like binoculars, you see a little bit more. Then a telescope, and it’s a bit more. Then a bigger telescope, and a it’s even more. Then you take an array of radio telescopes, and our awe only increases. And then observations from satellites and the Hubble telescope, and we soon realize that the universe is bigger than we can comprehend. We learn that our stellar neighborhood is vast, but the galaxy is bigger, and the galactic neighborhood is millions of light years across, but incomparable to the trillions of light years seen in the deepest parts of space of other galactic clusters. Like everything, the closer you study and the harder you look, there is always more to discover. Why is that?

Because “the heavens declare the glory of God”. God’s glory isn’t just something shiny and pretty to look at. The glory of God is the wonder of his handiwork. Your own accomplishments are your own glory, and speak to the kind of person you are. The heavens are God’s glory, and speak to the kind of person He is. What do the heavens tell us about God? Space is big. God must be bigger, since nothing made can be more than the one who made it.

There are places in the universe that keep running without our involvement. Places we will never see, like the surface of planets galaxies away. God knows all about them. He’s been there and He keeps them running, though our eyes will never witness it. Why?

Because that’s God. He is everywhere. Our God can keep the universe in working order. I am thinking He knows a thing or two about your problems and how to solve them. Look up. Know that God is in control, especially when you are not.

God bless you today!

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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