Starry Night

infinite space

Heaven. According to the Jewish there are three heavens.

The first heaven is the Earth’s atmosphere. Gen 1:20 KJV
“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.”

The second heaven is the physical universe called outer space. Gen 1:14 KJV
“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”

These two heavens constitute a continuum called the “firmament,” and this firmament is collectively called “Heaven”. Gen 1:8 KJV
“And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”

The Third Heaven is above the upper sea and the higher sea is below the Throne of God. Revelation 4:6 KJV
“And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.”

who hasn’t wondered
about life?
i would love to meet them.
how wonderful
to sail through,
not a care in the world.
no one ever imagines
the pain that exists
around sharp corners.
do you avoid the dark?
I do.

Genesis 1:16 God made two great lights–the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars.

Deuteronomy 4:19 And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars–all the heavenly array–do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.

divergent roads

divergent roads embarked upon
timeless food for thought
wherever our feet
land in a pile of words
expanding beyond
our space and time
no boundaries persist

A behind-the-scenes look at what prompted my thoughts this morning.

My oldest daughter lives in Cambridge, MA, near Harvard Square, and casually walked past Steven Hawkings a few days ago. The key being causally but I sense she was intrigued beyond her space, by a theory of everything unknown to her. Curiosity of seeing outside of a box, knowing he exists inside a box. A knowing of him but clearly not knowing him at all.

A few seconds of my daughter’s life prompting me to watch the movie “A theory of everything” read his book “A brief history of time” and browse through quotes impacting thousands of thoughts.

I personally do not agree with his worldview, scientifically I cannot compete for or against his theories but I am interested in the human psyche. I exist to dig deep into what makes a person who they are. Are we controlled by our genius and do we believe what we prove scientifically exists? How much faith do we have in our thoughts? How do we argue for or against faith, miracles, hope and love, mysterious ways of being? Is not all of life built on faith? From what little I know of Hawking, he comes across as someone who puts his faith in his genius, which contradicts some quotes.

You cannot understand the glories of the universe without believing there is some Superior Power behind it.

People who boast about their IQ are losers.

We are just a breed of advance monkeys…

I am going off into a tangent, since my time spent lately is reading Jung, Plath and Woolf and looking at Van Gogh. I am changing course, never thinking I would give him the time of day, knowing I disagree with most everything Hawking believes regarding God.

God did not create the universe. –Hawking

Michelangelo–The creation of Adam

Respecting someone is listening, not in judgment, but with mercy and compassion. All are God’s children whether they believe they are or not. So, I show my theory of everything, willing and able to venture where I have never gone before.

letting no harm come
to hearts and minds
opening a willing curiosity
diverging into the unknown
astronauts who keep
their feet on the ground
and in God’s Word

I will keep the words of Jung, Plath and Woolf in consideration as well as the art of Van Gogh, while exploring Hawking. It is only fair.