One of my favorite scriptures when I was a young Christian was Isaiah 40:31.
…but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
It is hard to look at this picture of a stellar spire in the Eagle Nebula (M16) without thinking about mounting up with wings like eagles, of stretching out to meet our soaring purpose in the Most High.
Sometimes when I look at pictures from the Hubble telescope I almost feel as if it is God’s own instrument, giving us a bird’s eye view of his marvelous works so we can with Paul and the Church at Rome say “”For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made…”
I have been fortunate that I have a long-time friend who works on the Hubble project at NASA. He helps design the missions that service and repair this marvelous instrument that continually reveals the majesty of God. He is now working on a way to extend its life for a little while longer. It is already years past its original expectations.
I am very sorry for this late posting of Hubble Tuesdays on a Thursday. Man did the week slip away on me.
You can find the full image here. May this inspire you to take wing and fly to great heights in the service of the Lord.