Thursday, December 31, 2015

Jesus Christ - The Original Astrophysicist

Jesus Christ is the original astrophysicist. Holy Scripture declares that through his spoken word all matter came into existence, John 1;3; Colossians 1: 15; Hebrews 1:2.  According to modern science the universe is about 14.3 billion years old, give or take a few hundred million. Astrophysics has been able to determine this by measuring the time it has taken light from planets, stars, and other galaxies to reach their recording equipment here on earth.

Light travels at 126,000 miles per second. The light from the moon takes a couple of seconds to reach us. Our distance from the sun is 92.96 million miles, so the light from the sun takes much longer, about seven minutes. Our closest star is Alpha Centauri, is 4.3 light years away. That is approximately 17 trillion miles away The light from the deepest ends of our universe took close to 14 billion years to reach earth.

Now, that is just enough math to either excite a person or drive them nuts. I am one of the excited ones. I am no mathematician, not by a long shot. I passed algebra with a D, and that was a gift. The reason for my excitement is due to my Creator. He is the source of, The Big Bang, or Intelligent Design, which ever you choose.

The Christmas narrative gives us wonderful images of the Magi coming from the east. Wise men who were led by a celestial phenomenon to find the Christ. We used to believe that they were led by a star, Today there is some very credible thought that it was a comet*. It doesn't really matter to me. What matters is the absolute perfection of God's timing. The creation process put into motion the origin and expansion of the universe. Included in that plan and process is the knowledge that Christ would be visited by the Magi, guided by the very astronomical bodies He created. WOW.

People of faith find this awesome and beyond total understanding. I stand amazed that God brought this into existence for the blessings and benefit of mankind.

* The Christ Comet by Colin R. Nicholl

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