05/03/19 – John 3:1-21; Psalm 104:1-24; Proverbs 14:20-21
Several weeks ago you may have read or heard that through intense research over decades scientist have found the very first image of a “black hole.” As the researchers acknowledge the image is not actually of the “black hole” but of the gas and dust spinning around the edge and heated to billions of degrees.
Why in my opinion does this tie into today’s reading? Well, the shear distances involved are beyond our human understanding. A light-year is how far light travels in one year at 186,000 miles per second. This equates to around 6 trillion miles in a year. And the black hole imaged is 55 million light-years away. So, you would multiple 6 trillion times 55 million. Even the distances involved in analyzing this black-hole are beyond my comprehension.
And yet, even thought I do not fully understand this discovery I am comforted in the inspired way the Psalmist in Psalm 104 speaks to all that the Lord has created and continues to manage. This includes the incredible distances and scientific mysteries we continue to discover.
Psalm 104: 24 How many are your works, Lord!
In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.