Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? ~ Psalm 8: 1-4

The physical universe is God’s barrier, what we might refer to as God’s ‘petri dish’. Jesus Christ taught us to look beyond this life, to prepare us for eternity. Whether we spend it in torment or ecstasy is entirely up to us, but God’s barrier prevails.

The Apollo 11 moon landing and the other five manned trips to the Lunar surface not withstanding, as far as Mankind traveling to the further stars in vessels able to overcome ‘local physical’ limitations, Mankind may in the future do just that, but he will still be in a ‘universe’ created with quantifiable limitations. In other words, God’s barrier.

The created universe is a cauldron of new beginnings, conflicts, and ends, among its constituent parts. In our eyes there has been real progress toward some unfathomable goal in which humanity, every soul of us, is infinitesimally significant as is every leaf and asteroid. To think that the Creator would not love the incremental unfolding of its plan (often violent as it seems to us) is as illogical as believing that there is no need for a first cause. But God’s barrier it is.

Consider that:
1) Man’s imagination is a gift from God. Through it man can know anything, since imagination has no limits. With it he can see clear across the Universe and beyond.
2) Man’s intellectual curiosity is a gift from God, since curiosity drives his imagination and fills his need for knowledge.
3) Man’s spirituality is a gift from God, since his spirituality feeds his soul and energizes his will to grow and advance. Man’s spirit powers his imagination and curiosity, to the end that those that deny their own spirituality deny their own humanity.

These are not insignificant things. Just God’s barrier.

Earthrise from Apollo 8 , December 24th 1968…

Without his imaginative ability (the spirituality that drives Man to create) there would be no curiosity, no avenue for expanding the mind and soul. Humanity would merely be robotic, existing in an abyss of closed development. The very fact that thoughts, plans, and developments of one century can be proven incorrect in another is the proof of our relevance. We are here for the betterment of ourselves and others, even though it be a difficult process.


You’re looking at the computer screen before you turn it on, just as I did a little while ago; it’s black, it’s nothing, just a blank screen. Was that how it was before the Almighty created light?

You press the ‘on’ button and that energy makes the screen come alive with the background you chose. You see the pictures or diagrams of your favorite places to go, waiting for you to point to them, then pressing the button on the mouse. Who created those icons? How did they get there? What makes it tick?

If it’s overloaded or the device is old, you may see a tiny blue circle going round and round and round.

This amazing universe of galaxies is made up of millions, perhaps billions of trillions of configurations of those tiny atoms and molecules. That computer (this one in my case) is made up of the different configurations of 1 and 0. Millions or billions of those two basics in different bunches create the pics, the software, and the games within that cell phone and computer.

Someone, or the entire office full of programmers, figured out how to do it.

Computers did not fall into place over millions of years by random happenings of 1 and 0, the electrical current of a positive and negative, a yes or a no, it’s on or it’s off. Nope, a designer made it appear alive and do what it does when you press buttons, and there are certain rules you must follow to be mindful of using it correctly.

The same applies to this universe: a master designer had to do it and we must take to heart and apply those rules for us to live correctly as the designer programmed, or we just go round and round and round in circles.

Just like the little blue ones. God’s barrier.

To be continued…

For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! ~ Psalm 8: 5-9


See full: Our Significant Insignificance – The Universe and Us

See also: The Discovery of Gravitational Waves

And don’t miss God’s purpose for your life: The Potential of your Purpose


Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!