Thursday, September 24, 2009

Galileo

This afternoon the fam & I went to Chicago's Adler Planetarium so that Baylee could see planets and stars. Definitely not the most kid friendly of the Chicago museums, but apparently they are taking steps to remedy that. We had fun nonetheless. Our few hours there pretty much consisted of letting Baylee lead us around the exhibits, meaning that we read none of the placecards but pushed every available button. Yes, we laughed a lot.


As we went through the telescope exhibit, this quote from Galileo stopped me:


If you can't read it in the picture: "The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do."

It struck me because of how purely he is explaining Romans 1:20:
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse."

Think about it: isn't what Galileo says about the Sun also true about God?

What I can observe about the Sun in creation is a reflection of its Creator.

All of the universe depending on Him - and yet he still can care about me, can still care about you.

Don't feel lost in the largeness of the cosmos and scheme of things. We are not so small or insignificant that He does not see us nor know what we're going through. The stars don't keep Him so busy that He can't also be consistently present with each of us, guiding and carrying us through the things we're dealing with.

Yep...thanks for the quote Mr. Galileo


1 comment:

LoriElsa said...

Thankyou for sharing this.

I like the picture of the sign on

the wall and the explanation of

what is says and the interpretation that follows.