Thought for the week

The Oban Times - - Births, Marriages & Deaths - David James, Glen­cruit­ten House

‘Christ, (who) de­scended to our lowly world…is the one who as­cended higher than all the heav­ens so that he might fill the en­tire uni­verse with him­self.’ Eph. 4:9-10

How Many Stars? As a boy, ly­ing on my bed, fas­ci­nated by the stars I see through the win­dow, I won­der which the fur­thest star is and what lies be­yond it? Astronomers es­ti­mate that there are 100 thou­sand mil­lion stars in our gal­axy, the Milky Way and that there are mil­lions upon mil­lions of other gal­ax­ies. There are more stars than grains of sand on planet Earth. But yet more, any light com­ing from be­yond the vis­i­ble uni­verse has not had enough time since the ‘Big Bang’ to reach us. And as the uni­verse is ex­pand­ing faster than the speed of light, we will never, ever be able to see what lies be­yond our vis­i­ble uni­verse. Even the most pow­er­ful science can’t re­veal what lies be­yond the bound­aries of time and space. So do we long to know the beat­ing heart at the cen­tre of the uni­verse, that love which fills the whole uni­verse?

‘May you have the power to un­der­stand, as all God’s peo­ple should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep, His love is.’ Eph. 3:18

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