14 March 2010

Be a Telescope


Star Cluster

Spiral Galaxy M74 Source: Hubblesite.org

The Omega Nebula (Swan Nebula/M17)

A Perfect Storm of Turbulent Gases in the Omega/Swan Nebula (M17) Source: Hubblesite.org

Sharing a bite from the dessert of my day:

We waste our lives

when we do not pray

and think

and dream

and plan

and work

toward magnifying God

in all spheres of life.

God created us for this:

to live our lives in a way

that makes him look more like the greatness

and the beauty

and the infinite worth

that he really is.

In the night sky of this world

God appears to most people,

if at all,

like a pinprick of light

in a heaven of darkness.

But he created us and called us

to make him look like what he really is.

This is what it means to be created in the image of God.

We are meant to image forth in the world

what he is really like.

~ John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life

Comet-Like Knots Around a Dying Star in the Helix Nebula

The Helix Nebula Source: Hubblesite.org

Light Echoes From Red Supergiant Star V838 Monocerotis – September 2002

Flash From Star V838 Monocerotis Echoes Through Space Source: Hubblesite.org



Annesta said...

I so enjoy reading your blog. This poem from John Piper is one of my favorites.
Thank you for your thought provoking writing.

Sharaya Crossan said...


I really appreciate your words and your comments. It's so nice to know that my little scratchings on this blog aren't merely echoing in outer space, but that someone is blessed. :D

Thanks again...