Happy Christmas! (24-06-21)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
(John 3: 16-17)
Professor Brian Cox was on television again this weekend, explaining the concept of time. My takeaway learning is that there is a lot of it.
Using the Hubble telescope, we can see galaxies that are just 600 million years old after the Big Bang. They are so far away that images from there have taken billions of years to reach us. With a newer infrared telescope, scientists will be able to look even further back in time, towards creation itself.
But he also explained that our galaxies will inevitably decay, a process called entropy (stay awake at the back). In a few trillion, trillion, …. trillion, trillion years, there will be absolutely nothing left of the universe, apart from motionless photons. Not something I particularly look forward to.
Meanwhile, last week, a friend of mine working in Woking finally met her work colleagues to hold their Christmas party. A timely reminder that any time is a good time to welcome Jesus into our world and into our lives.
No understanding of radiography or quantum physics is required. A short reading of the Bible will tell you all you need to believe and do.
O holy Child of Bethlehem,
descend to us, we pray;
cast out our sin, and enter in;
be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
our Lord Immanuel.