Series: Waterstone Mission
September 10, 2023 | Larry Renoe
Passage: Hebrews 3:7-19
Every person already ascribes ultimate value to something. The world is not divided into people who worship and people who don’t. Rather, it is divided between people who worship things that cannot be God to them and people who worship the true God.
- Scientists estimate over 100 billion stars in our galaxy and over 2 trillion other galaxies with as many stars in them. Let’s drive across our galaxy at speed of 186,000 miles per second, which is just slightly faster than most of you drive. How fast is that? At that speed you would circle the earth 7 times in one second. So we're going at speed of 669 million miles an hour. In 10 seconds we pass the moon 238,000 miles away. In 10 minutes we pass the sun that's only 93 million miles away. One year passes, five years, ten years, a hundred years, a thousand years, 15,000 years at 669 million miles an hour, and we haven't made it even halfway across our galaxy. We journey on for 20,000 years, 30,000, and we haven't made it halfway yet. After 50,000 years traveling at 669 million miles an hour, we've made it just halfway across our galaxy. If you have another 100,000 years, we could go through the next galaxy.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 12, The Mirror of Erised