A Variety of Perspectives — Skies and Stars and Galaxies

Looking toward the center of our galaxy -- the Milky Way

Good Morning, God!

It is a much smaller world than it was when I was young, God. I just finished reading an email from a friend in Africa and another from a friend in Brazil. And Sanz has been sending photos via iPhone of her visit with Suz. Wonderful!

Another friend just send a link to the Canada -France – Hawaii Telescope site where they have time lapse movies of the view looking East from Mauna Kea. You can choose to watch a night with a full moon or a new moon.

Hubble Deep Field Photo

But, I didn’t really FALL into SPACE until I stood in the Duke planetarium and gazed at the Deep Field Photo from the Hubble telescope. It took a minute or two for me to realize that the lights were not stars. They were GALAXIES. My mind didn’t really know what to do with that fact.

That was several years ago, God, and I don’t think I’ve gotten a better grasp of it yet. So I turn back to Madeleine L’Engle’s quote about SIZE DOESN’T MATTER. I find that a great comfort, God. Maybe holding that thought is what allows to me dare to sit her chatting with You.

And now this thought has crept into my mind — what if some day our galaxy shrinks the way our world has shrunk? I’m laughing, God. My Mind is definitely Not Ready for THAT!

But, then I remember that I was raised on ideas like that. Science Fiction took me through worm holes for space travel and did Time Travel, too. So, I suppose it isn’t so much that my Mind can’t deal with these facts — as it is that my Rational Mind 20th Century Mind can’t deal with them. Hmmm. Please, God, OPEN my mind and my heart.

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