Images of God

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I would like to share an image from physics with you. The first is an image taken by the Hubble telescope. It shows the Hubble Deep Field. What you are effectively looking at is a tiny patch of sky, but with a telescope that can see really really deep into space – That tiny patch of sky shows up hundreds of GALAXIES, collections of BILLIONS of Stars. Each star potentially having its own planetary system.

“Lord, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them?

This image from science expands my understanding of the psalm:

When I consider that at the time the psalmist wrote, they were aware of a universe in which Earth seemed to be the centre, and they were humbled …. and yet now we are aware of so much more – that Earth is just a tiny speck in the vastness of the universe – how much more can we say with the psalmist – ‘how is it, God, that you keep us in mind and care for us?’.

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One Response to “Images of God”

  1. maria vittoria Says:

    I was very touched by this post and I have kept thinking about it. Thank you Lynne. It reminds me too of G.M.Hopkins’ “The Starlight Night”- Yes, lets ‘Look at the stars! look, look up at the skies! O look at all the fire folk sitting in the air!…….’
    I am so used to look at the ground that it is wonderful to remember that the Universe is there, leading us to wonder and contemplation of the Creator. Thanks Lynne for the scientific meditation.
    Maria Vittoria fcJ

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