I’m in awe. It is the most beautiful, complex, mesmerizing, mysterious thing I have seen. And we have a picture of it. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has given us the furthest and sharpest infrared image of our universe so far. The image is billions of light years away, approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length, and is filled with thousands of galaxies. (1)
God has shown us a small glimpse of the expanse and beauty of His creation and the heavens above.
Astronomers also recently detected a mysterious radio signal that is pulsing rhythmically “like a heartbeat” in deep space. It is an intensely strong flash of radio waves coming from an unknown point of origin. Most discovered signals like this only last a few milliseconds at most, but this new signal is much longer – about 3 seconds – making it the longest ever discovered. The burst of radio waves repeat every 200 milliseconds in a hearbeat-like rhythm. “There are not many things in the universe that emit strictly periodic signals,” says study co-author Daniele Michilli, an astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (2)
God is the heartbeat of life. Even deep space echoes the sounds of God. It is mysterious, beautiful, and orderly. Not chaotic.
Jehovah is the Latin version of the Hebrew name Yahweh. Yahweh is one of the seven names of God in Judaism and one of the names of God in Christianity. In English, the name Yeshua is extensively used by followers of Messianic Judaism. East Syriac Christian denominations use the name Isho in order to preserve the Syriac name of Jesus.
All of these names, pronunciations, and pictures point to God as the very breath and heartbeat of life, in everything we do and breath. God is beautiful, good, and mysterious beyond our full understanding, yet also knowable through our own breath, actions and very being – from sitting at my little spot in my house to the very deepest parts of the universe. There is not a single place in our universe where God is not present and available to us. He is The God of the Universe, and truly holds the whole world in His hands.