Friday night we went to a local observatory with hopes of looking at the stars through the giant telescope. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy night and we were unable to do so. We were able to look at some amazing photos that had been taken by the Hubble telescope. It totally blew my mind at the number of galaxies it had captured. The astronomer said that scientists are STILL counting them because there are so many.
That led me to two thoughts. There has GOT to be a God (not that I doubted but it reinforced it) and that there has to be life on other planets.
Unless the universe is some kind of cosmic screensaver, isn’t it entirely possible that God has created other planets and other life forms? Perhaps He created them with no intention of having our worlds meet. It is beyond what our minds could understand. I know people will think that God only made this Earth and us alone but I have to think it is possible.
Hebrews 11:3 says something strange in that “through faith we understand that the WORLDS were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which of things which do appear.”
Some would debate that the word “worlds” is a translation thing and doesn’t mean what it implies but maybe folks should stop trying to find reasons against things outside of their comfort zones.
Since God is the one who made the universe, it can scarcely be big to Him. We struggle with this because our knowledge is limited to the created time/space dimensions within which we exist.
The vastness of the universe is a tremendous expression of God’s might and power. God is greater than we could ever imagine, even greater that His spectacular creation, the universe.
Yes, it can make your head hurt to think about this possiblility of other worlds and beings God could have created. We simply don’t know. The only thing we do know is that God is amazing.
One day I hope to actually look into a giant telescope for the first time. I know that it will only amplify to me how amazing God is.