You likely have seen the recent first-ever picture taken of a black hole in space. Actually, the image looks a lot like a glowing donut approximately 55 million light years from earth - a nearly incomprehensible distance. It is a discovery that has generated considerable enthusiasm among the scientific community as they seek to know more about the origins of the universe.
What I find significant about it is this: "The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge." Psalm 19.1-2
The significance of this historic black hole discovery lies in the message it is sending. It is yet another testimony to the magnificence of its Creator. It ought to invoke the response best summed up in a well-known hymn: "O LORD my God, When I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed." (How Great Thou Art")
The greatness of discoveries such as this famous black hole is in what we do with them. If they lead us to know and revere their Creator more, then they have been immensely valuable.
©Steve Taylor, 2019 --Used by permission