Thursday, June 23, 2016

Black Holes

A black hole is a region in space where the pulling force of gravity is so strong that light is not able to escape. The strong gravity occurs because matter has been pressed into a tiny space. This compression can take place at the end of a star's life. Some black holes are a result of dying stars.

Because no light can escape, black holes are invisible. However, space telescopes with special instruments can help find black holes. They can observe the behavior of material and stars that are very close to black holes. (

When some stars die, they collapse in on themselves and create a black hole. 

To me, this is hard to wrap my head around. These black holes suck things into them with such gravitational force, that nothing can ever leave. They're so tightly compacted, that light can't leave. 

Sometimes things happen in life, and we wind up blaming ourselves. We beat ourselves up to the point that we turn in on ourselves. We take all of our anger, frustration, resentment, bitterness, turn it all in on ourselves, and don't let it leave. You might blame yourself for any number of things... Problems with family, your marriage, your job. 

Let me just tell you. When you start turning inward on yourself, you can get yourself in a lot of trouble. You might think you aren't hurting anyone else, but the nature of a star that has collapsed in on itself is to suck the light out of what is around it. 

Black holes form when the star has ran out of fuel. Maybe you are just tired of trying. Maybe you're fed up, and you can't rely on anyone, so you cram all your feelings into yourself. 

If you do not find something to cling to outside of yourself, you will not only destroy yourself, but destroy the lives around you. 

If you don't know God, the creator of this miraculous universe, He is the only one strong enough to keep you from collapsing in on yourself. He is the only thing sturdy enough to cling to when you can physically feel you collapsing in on yourself. You don't need to view Christ as a lifesaver, you need to view him as your life-force. He isn't just there to pull you out of raging waters, He should be the will inside of you telling you to fight and swim. The amazing thing about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is that he is not only your will to live, he's what you cling to when you get to shore, the hands that pull you from the waters, and the EMT himself. God is literally everything you need Him to be. You just have to trust him.

Don't collapse in on yourself. Don't suck the light out of the people around you. Find the strength to reach out and cling to the creator of the universe before you become a black hole. Don't get so far gone that somebody has to break out a telescope to find the real you. 

"Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise." -Hebrews 10:23

"8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;  9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;" - 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

"The Lord is close to the broken-hearted; he saves those crushed in spirit" -Psalm 34:18

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