intersection of Job, light, & science: what is God telling us with black holes, 4 of 4

I am reading Job 9 and get to verse 7 where Job says, “He (God) speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he (God) seals off the light of the stars,”  NIV 1984.

[I hesitate to copy the photo on this page even giving credit because it is not in the public domain but you may wish to navigate to NASA’s site to view this image that appears as a seal:  https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-simulation-suggests-black-holes-may-make-ideal-dark-matter-labs]

I remember pondering black holes previously and I realize it is God sealing off the light. I think about the appearance of things and remember the song, I Heard it through the Grapevine:

Significance of the song?  The lyrics:  believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see – my paraphrase if not a direct quote.

I remember other things God sealed:

  • us with the Holy Spirit, Ephesians 1:1
  • Noah’s story where God shuts them in the ark, Genesis 7:16

 

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