Because the world is round and rotates once every 24 hours, people at the equator are moving faster than one thousand miles per hour around the center of the earth. Nobody notices. We who live north and south of the equator do not go as far with each revolution of the earth, but who can tell? We see the sun, moon, and stars moving so very slowly across the sky but there are few other signs that the earth is spinning, and even fewer signs that our solar system is hurtling around the center of the Milky Way at over 500,000 miles per hour. Is it fair then to ask what else might not be obvious? Is God working in our lives at similar celestial velocities? Can we measure grace in miles per hour?

Photo of a painted steel water drain cover at a crosswalk in Ludlow, Vermont.
Photo and prayer copyright 2019 by Danny N. Schweers.

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Hugh wrote:
Thanks. I think about this kind of thing all the time.

Craig wrote:
Interesting little photo koan. I'm still working on it. I'll have to get back to you on this one....

Royster wrote:
Nice meditation today. Reminds me of last year when I attended a program at the Hayden Planetarium in NCY. They started with earth -- and I am just the tiniest pinprick on earth. Earth is a modest planet in our solar system and our solar system is just a point of light in our galaxy and our galaxy is just a point of light in the billions of galaxies of the solar system. How amazing, sacred and holy that God loves and cares for me and you and each of us infinitesimal pinpricks by name in the midst of a universe whose size and complexity defies our imagination.

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