Friday, May 4, 2012

Eye of God

When you take the time to look up at the sky you can see many interesting things. One very special object - often referred to as the "Eye of God" is the Helix Nebula - also know as The Helix, NGC 7293 or Caldwell 63. This is a large planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius. It was discovered around 1824 and is one of the closest to the Earth being a relatively close 700 light years away. When it was photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2003 it became more popular and with some color added - it becomes a very interesting object in the sky.

The thought that we could actually see God's eye in the sky is intriguing - is God watching us and smiling - or is He observing us doing something that we should not be doing? Does it make you more comfortable thinking that God is visibly watching over you - or do you feel threatened by that same concept? In reality - God sees all and knows all - He approves and disapproves - He smiles and He frowns - but no matter what we are doing - it is most comforting to know that when He does look at us - it is through eyes filled with love.

Deacon Dale