Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hubble Telescope and God's hand

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/newsblog/92047724.html
and
http://www.universetoday.com/2010/04/26/data-narrates-hubble-documentary/

The Hubble Telescope is 20 years old this year. I love the pictures it has produced and the science it has done in those 20 years. Really. I can't imagine anything so awe-inspiring as to see just part of the universe our great God has made. Thank you Lord!

Another thing the pictures have reminded me of is that we are pretty tiny when compared to the universe...you might even say we are like microbes that only can be seen by an electron microscope in the vast scheme of things. Think about that! And yet God knows not only our place in the universe, our beginning and end, but he knows the hairs on our heads. In my case, a lot less hairs than I had 20 years ago. Yet, HE still watches over us and cares for us. What a great God we serve! What a special place he has made for us. May we never, ever take it for granted.

It boggles my mind when people look at the same thing I am looking at...the very pictures and information that inspires me to praise the Lord, and for them, it all appears as just a bunch of data points in space. They deny the existence of God...unbelievable! Yet some not only deny His existence, but mock those of us who believe in the all-mighty Creator and sustainer of all life everywhere. I pray that I can in some small way represent the life that God has granted me in a way that would point people to Him. A life that lifts Him up where ever I am and whenever I am there. May people find Jesus through me. I know He knows where they are...I just need to find them.

Blessings all!