We earthlings have been fascinated this week with new images coming to us from outer space.
Who knew this is what we would find in the dark?
But this is what can happen when we turn on the lights.
We discover new things. We see things we’ve never seen before. We glimpse the vastness of our universe in profound ways.
The telescope itself is as tall as a three-story building and as long as a tennis court. To fit into the rocket for launch, it had to be folded like origami.
Although it took 30 years to build (not to mention cost $10 billion), I’m still fascinated with the speed we’re getting photos from its journey 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth.
The James Edwin Space Telescope only left our planet Earth last Christmas, December 25, 2021!
The telescope works by “seeing” distant stars on its mirrors, which collect and focus light. Its infrared cameras actually see light invisible to human eyes through the dust in our universe.
It is inside those dust clouds that stars and planets first form.
Turning on the lights in our own homes, our own hearts, also reveals things invisible to our naked eyes in the dark…dirt under the couch, dust bunnies under the bed, chaos in the closets.
But even so, light is beneficial. It shows us what is present, things to work on, things we need to do next.
I am grateful for the amazing images that Jesus as Light reveals to me too. He uncovers love for me…
- in places I didn’t know existed,
- in people I didn’t know cared,
- in experiences I never had felt.
May Jesus—and NASA—keep the lights on.
Show us even more!
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Whether you call them fireflies or lightning bugs, these insects flash their lights to communicate.
Donna encourages us with lessons from the fireflies. We, too, can allow Jesus’s light to shine in and through us to communicate hope and truth to those around us.
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