This is a historic day because this morning NASA took its closest images (to hopefully be seen tonight) from Pluto. As you can see from my blog, I love this stuff! I love this stuff because the universe is almost as big as God and it’s almost as mysterious as God.
As coincidence is, I was reading Isaiah 40 today. I ran across this: “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing” (vv. 25-26).
Pluto matters because it’s part of our Lord’s playground we call the universe. And the universe as a whole matters because it’s God’s creation that is beyond our imagination. Our God is no small god who can fit within the limitations of our minds. Our God is an awesome One who reigns in glory. “Lord, You are awesome, the One who gives me breadth.” It’s no wonder Isaiah 40 ends like this: “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (v. 31).