The Hubble Space Telescope is fascinating. Placed in orbit in 1990, it has given many scientists much to think about, as it has given images undistorted by the Earth’s atmosphere with almost no noise pollution. I especially love the Ultra-Deep Field pictures that the telescope has taken. Scientists pointed the telescope in some of the darker portions of the night sky, zoomed in as far as they could and shot pictures.
What did they see? More stars and more galaxies. The pictures tell us that wherever we might look there are more and more and more stars and galaxies awaiting our discovery. The glory of God is out there, just waiting to be seen by us. God invites us to see it.
“Lift up your eyes on high
And see who has created these stars,
The One who leads forth their host by number,
He calls them all by name;
Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power,
Not one of them is missing” (Isaiah 40:26).
I can’t wait for the James Webb Space Telescope (due to be launched by 2018) to show us more of His glory.