Saturday, June 11, 2005
Great shades of Jules Verne, how far away is that luminous orb anyway?
Our celestial sphere provides so many opportunities for worship that it is little wonder that our human kind is enthralled by visions found out "there." My wife insists that there is only one true form of worship and that practices such as astrology and the accompanying signs are to be seen as deterring us from God. Isn't it wonderful that we don't all believe exactly the same things? Can you only imagine how boring life would be if everyone agreed on everything? Luna, one of the old world words for our moon, provides people at every stage of life with an unending list of possibilities for conjecture. I suppose that I first learned that there were other moons in our galaxy in about the third grade. Following that momentous discovery I found my curiosity properly piqued and read all I could about the planets and stars. I came of age in the sixties, (coming of age to me refers to that special time in an individuals life when they realize, recognize, and rationalize the "opposite" gender)and watched each new launch from Cape Canaveral on a BW TV. The first walk on the moon, all of the momentous events related to space exploration that accompanied our human race the past fifty years, have served to keep the dream of being out "there" alive. Today we can quite literally surf through our universe and look at pictures taken a heartbeat ago. That is so cool! Everything is about perspectives. The universe has not changed in the entire course of recorded human history. (I could be severely chastised by the entire global intellectual community for offering up a statement such as this, but remember the word that precedes it, perspectives) That doesn't mean there aren't changes. All of what we know about our universe is changing constantly, but not so much that it impacts our daily walk. A lot of my photos are shot with a 15 yr old Canon eos 620. More than likely earth's moon is the only one I shall have the pleasure of photographing, but we can have our dreams. Picture A wonderful architect at the furthest reaches of the heavens. Our Creator, God, may be why we are looking, or perhaps it is our curiosity. Whatever your perspective, it is good to know that there will always be others to share it with that are just as much in the "dark" about it as you and me. Sunday comes around again tomorrow, and there is "light" to be found. There are insights to be discovered in regard to this celestial sphere we inhabit. Perhaps if we look within ourselves we can learn more of what is truly "out there!" In Christ's Love, Preacher.