Beyond the Veil / by Jeff Tacklind

I’m still buzzing from the black hole photo that was released last week.  Science has made such amazing strides to look forward and backward into our origins and now, into the center of mass and gravity so enormous that time itself becomes irrelevant.  Isn’t that so bizarre!  At the center of a black hole, time is infinite.  We are getting a glimpse of a reality so beyond our comprehension.

I love that David, when he would look to the stars, would marvel at God’s grandeur, and then reflect on just how small he was in comparison.  In Psalm 8 he writes,

When I consider your heavens,

    the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars,

    which you have set in place,

what is mankind that you are mindful of them,

    human beings that you care for them?

Science takes us to the limits of man’s abilities to comprehend.  We but up against the ceiling created by eternity and blindly wonder what lies beyond the veil.  What is on the other side of all this?

God’s answer…resurrection! God comes to earth on a scale man can comprehend.  The beloved disciple, John, writes, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched--this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.”

The Word of life…the creating force preceding time and space, becomes flesh and blood, takes all blame and sin willing upon Himself, suffers and dies, and then returns from the other side of death, victorious.  A force not merely beyond our comprehension, but beyond all of creation.