Space: revealer of glory

There was an interesting show tonight on the Apollo 8 moon encounter. As amazing as it is to reflect see earth suspended 240,000 miles away in the black sea of space, consider that the nearest star (Proxima Centauri) is ~100 million times further away from us than our own moon. A spec of light that takes around a second and a half to travel between earth and moon would take 4 years to travel to Proxima Centauri. And then consider that on a dark fall night in the country, you can see the Andromeda galaxy overhead, its hundreds of millions of stars just a dim fuzzball in our sky. It is 2 million light years away, ~500,000 times further than Proxima Centauri. And now astronomers are finding galaxies that are 13 billion light years away, 6000 times further away than the Andromeda galaxy.

Spend some time pondering this, because this shows God as He really is. “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.” (Ps 96:4).

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