Man designed a god who fit within the scope of his limited experience and tiny imagination. He tried to squeeze his god inside scrolls and temples. He made pictures and statues of his "god", but he never did see Him. Man just imagined, within the limited scope of his imagination.
But, as time passed, the Creator burst out of the confines of man's imagination and escaped into the infinite universe.
After centuries of blundering around, trying to keep his god under control and all for himself alone, man created eyes in the sky and he finally started to catch faint glimpses of the Creator - sparks and bursts of light in the distant distance beyond his imagination.
And man developed a sense that, somewhere out there - here - everywhere - the Creator moves and sees and plans, and marvels at how slow we are to get the message.
Someone wrote a song called, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."
It seemed a silly song to me. But my imagination is limited. Scientists have just discovered diamonds in the sky. In fact, one huge, impressive diamond.
Anything is possible. Don't make God small and try to fit "Him" into your limited imagination. Don't try to keep Him for yourself alone in a book or a building.
They seek Him here.
They seek Him there.
But truth be told,
August 25, 2011 3:40 PM EDT
4,000 light years away exists an exotic planet made of diamond five times bigger than Earth, spotted by astronomers.
As part of an ongoing search for pulsars, the diamond planet was discovered by a team of astronomers, led by Professor Matthew Bailes of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.
Found to be the remnant of a once-massive star that lost its outer layers, the diamond planet is estimated as 34,175 miles across, which is about five times Earth's diameter.
It orbits a millisecond pulsar, known as PSR J1719-1438, which lies around 4,000 light-years away in the southern constellation Serpens, located about one-eighth of the way toward the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
A pulsar is a small spinning star that emits a beam of radio waves from its poles, which are detectable from Earth. A millisecond is a pulsar with a rotational period of about 1-10 milliseconds.
The new found pulsar is tiny and compact, measuring only about 12 miles across, has a mass of1.4 times that of the Sun and completes more than 10,000 rotations every minute.