“Do you know that the universe is expanding?” I asked.
“Yep” Cory replied, “All the galaxies are moving away from each other”. He took a sip of his caramel latte.
“Well, it’s now known that the expansion is accelerating” I added with a smile.
“Wow, I didn’t know that” he said scratching his cheek. His eyes gleamed. “How can it be accelerating, with the force of gravity trying to hold all the galaxies back……I would have thought the expansion would be slowing down”.
A sparrow fluttered down to the ground a few yards away, and pecked at the grass looking for seeds.
“That’s exactly what a lot of astronomers thought too”, I answered. “They don’t actually know what the energy is that drives the expansion to accelerate”. I threw a piece of my biscotti to the sparrow. “So they call it dark energy. They think it’s everywhere throughout the universe, but they don’t have a clue what it is”.
“That’s incredible” Cory added, gazing at the sparrow trying to break the biscotti into smaller pieces. “It reminds me of Psalm 8: “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have established; What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?”
We stayed still for a few moments, reflecting on the depth of these inspired words.
“Your book touched on the awesomeness of creation a little”, Cory stated, “When the coangel Michelle talks about exotic flowers which the Lord made for humans to enjoy”.
“Yes, creation is awesome, no matter on what scale you consider it”.
The Gray Nomad.
Probing the practice of Christian believers……