Telescopes to God

Hans Lippershey was a Dutch spectacle maker who in sixteen hundred created the first telescope. One day two children came into his shop and were playing with some of the lenses scattered around. They put two together and found they greatly magnified a weathervane across the street. Lippershey quickly saw the potential in this and built the world’s first telescope. People were sceptical at first but eventually he made a profit selling telescopes to the military.
It’s been a big journey from that invention to the Hubble Telescope that enables us to see galaxies beyond our Universe, but it was two small children at play that caused it to happen. It reminds me that Jesus once said that it is faith like that of children – simple, intuitive, uncluttered by worldly skepticism – that enables us to see beyond to the reality of God.

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