(Originally Published 2019.04.24)
In the news recently, scientists revealed the first pictures of a black hole.
It is wonderful and strange and beautiful.
So this got me thinking; Is it correct to call it a “black hole?” By definition, a black hole is no hole at all; it is a very compact mass with such an awesome gravitational force that it distorts spacetime and even prevents light and radiation from escaping. So there is actually something there; we just can’t see it. So why don’t we call it for what it truly is; the Invisible Awesome Mass, or “IAM” for short.
The boundary around the IAM, where nothing can escape the incredibleness, is called the event horizon. You see in the picture the beautiful oranges, yellows, reds, and whites around the dark center just outside this event horizon. What we are actually observing is the reaction between the matter and energy of the galaxy as it swirls around the incredible irresistible forces of the IAM.
So I guess what I am trying to say is that the way we prove that the IAM exists is by the visible interactions of things we can see as they interact with something incredible that we cannot. Therefore, we can deduce that around the event horizon of the IAM is visible evidence of the IAM, and the most intense and most visible activity is that which is closest to the center. Hmmm…..
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
Stay in close proximity to the Triune God of Grace and the known universe that surrounds him. Feel the power of the great IAM, as personified in Jesus Christ, and experienced through the invisible and irresistible force of the Holy Spirit. Spend time in a community that dwells close to their Center, the one called IAM.
Let your Oranges, Yellows, Reds, and Whites be seen, and others will see your beautiful light and give glory to the IAM.