A stunning, poignant picture can say a thousand words.
But ONLY a thousand. Pretty much.
Let’s compare photographs from the James Webb Space Telescope and the winning 2022 Audubon photography winners.
The first image from the James Webb Space Telescope speaks to a galaxy cluster as it appeared 4.6 billion years ago. Who knows what that cluster looks like today? The cluster could contain a dinosaur roaming planet.
The winning images of birds, honored by Audubon, speaks to a creation in existence now. Who knows what those birds will look like tomorrow?
To be frank, even though I read history, I don’t know what the past was like or the future will bring. But in general, I keep up on the theories and speculations and evidence showing that yesterday resembles today and probably will resemble tomorrow in that creation exists and isn’t totally understood by human mind; not understood by even eight billion human minds put together.
Based on history, the questions arise. What happens if the James Webb telescope discovers a planet habitable by human beings? Will the same thing happen when we discovered any new territory on Earth? Take overs, rule making, regeneration, fighting, fence building, compromises, forgiveness?
What happens if, by the use of pictures, scientists are able to postulate and experiment with theories that combine and manipulate matter/energy into something useful to human beings? More inventions, mining, mass production, exploitation, restoration? Extinction? All possible because it’s happening now.
Human intents and habits are one and the same, repetitive and unable to resolve itself, while creation continues alive and infinite, self-sustained. Somehow, human beings and human knowledge are not in control.
The lesson to take from the cosmos and birds is that creation continues with the substantial and identifiable ideas of justice, mercy, peacemaking, divine righteousness, wisdom, beauty, self-control, joy, perseverance, living the now.
Now is the time to nurture family, Earth, lawfulness, our gifts to soar.
Jesus said, “Take a lesson from the fig tree. From the moment you notice its buds form, the merest hint of green, you know summer’s just around the corner. And so it is with you. When you see all these things, you know he is at the door. Don’t take this lightly. I’m not just saying this for some future generation, but for this one, too—these things will happen. Sky and earth will wear out; my words won’t wear out.”–Mark
“Think about it: we can detach from the body to a degree, unconsciously, when we become so absorbed in a movie or activity that we forget out body. So, detach instead from the body–as a form of human belief–and learn the meaning of God and creation.”–from science & religion to God: A narrative of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health