Yesterday, news emerged of NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope capturing this image of a star exploding 17,000 light-years away…
What do you see?
Well, the astronomers who captured this called it the “Hand Of God”. What’s going on scientifically is that as the star is dying, a cloud of particles leftover are interacting with the nearby areas of magnetic fields, causing it to glow. The star is about 12 miles in diameter and is spinning nearly seven times a second!
How amazing that this was the snapshot it took… Do you see God’s hand at work in your life? I think this discovery is a great reminder of how great, how big, how massive God is! …and ultimately how small we are.
1 Peter 5:6-7 says that we ought to humble ourselves beneath God’s hand – quiet ourselves to His will, His way, and rest safe in the shadow of His wings. But the best part comes in verse 7: “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”
It’s not likely that we’ll see a physical hand at work in our lives, which is why I think it’s great that this reminder comes from farther than we can see with our own eyes. This giant hand in the image above helps us to remember that there are indescribable things going on in our small lives, guided by a big God who cares and has a plan for you! We need to speak to Him, listen to Him, and trust Him to lead us in both joy and anxiety… because He cares!
Why do I feel like Louie Giglio will use this NASA finding in a future sermon? #Laminin
Reflection Song: Here I Stand