Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field

The vastness of the universe has always amazed me. I would imagine the same feelings are stirred in the hearts of all men across the earth when they look into the starry night. There is a reason for why these feeling are elicited: according to scripture (Psalm 19 for example), it is to show forth the glory of God.

In the vastness of the visible universe we see those incommunicable, eternal attributes of God put on display. You know, all those "omni" attributes: omniscience, omnipotence, omnisapiant, omnipresent. Nothing can demonstrate eternal like a universe with billions of galaxies, each containing billions of stars; and even with that, we have yet to even glimpse the eternality of God.

Fallen men sadly see the insignificance of men. If you go to the youtube page where this video is posted, many of the comments are dismissive blasphemies against the Lord. "It's humbling to see this video," on girl laments, "but it is so ridiculous people bring God and religion into it." Such is the expressions of a heart in rebellion against its creator who seeks only to suppress the truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18-20).

Where as the self-righteous sinner sees a pale, insignificant blue dot, to borrow an illustration from atheist Carl Sagan, I see a world particularly and meticulously cared for by the hands of an awesome God.

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Blogger donsands said...

How do they come up with 13,000,000,000 years? Why not 100,000,000,000,000,000 years? Do they just make this stuff up? They sound so sure of themselves.

But to think that God created this with His breath. Now that's awesome!
And He wants us, rebels who desreve none of it, to inherit His creation, and enjoy it with Him forever in righteousness and love.

11:02 AM, August 21, 2009  

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