Tuesday, July 27, 2010


God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:16-18 NASB

The night sky is an amazing illustration of God's creative nature. Millions of stars scattered across the darkness as if God had stood in the dust of the earth and flung them by handfuls into the void. Look at them through a telescope and you will discover that what you thought were millions, are really billions upon billions of stars, swirling in galaxies, birthing in nebulae and sometimes dying in great explosions of glorious light. Each one the center of its own solar system, perhaps similar to ours.

The planets of our own solar system dance a magnificent waltz with the sun. Like suitors twirling and spinning around the radiant mistress of the ball, they move to the glorious rhythm of time, orchestrated by the Grand Musician of the universe and bound together by the unwavering pull gravity.

Love is like gravity. It is the love of God that holds all of us in his grip, drawing us ever closer to himself. Our often chaotic lives revolve around that love. Some in vast wobbling, whirling arcs far from the constant, pulsing heart of Christ. Others following orbits that pass so close to his consuming fire it is almost unbearable, destroying even as it gives life. And that is our final rest, swallowed in the fierce love of God that must offer death before offering resurrection.

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