What the Black Hole Has to do With Christmas

black holeThe black hole.

The black hole is invisible, but it is there.  According to NASA, a black hole is a place in space that has a gravitational pull so intense that nothing, not even light, can escape it once inside a certain region, which is known as the event horizon. Because no light can come out, the hole cannot be seen. The hole is not empty and is not empty space. Rather, a great amount of matter is squeezed into a small space.

Most black holes form from “the remnants of a large star that dies in a supernova explosion.” So, one star’s end is the black hole’s beginning. What a paradox!

Astronomers can detect black holes by “watching for their effects on nearby stars and gas.” [Source.] In the same way, we can recognize that our own sinfulness has an effect on others in our lives.

Why am I telling you this? Because the picture of a Black Hole is a picture of humanity, its power on others, its darkness, and salvation through Light.

The people walking in darkness . . .

Over two thousand years ago, the people waited for redemption through a promised Savior. They walked in darkness, waiting for Light. Their darkness was so great that they could not see it themselves. Yet the power of their darkness was evident in the power it had on others. In the promise of the Savior in Isaiah, these words brought hope:

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned.

When sin entered the world, death came. Ever since, people have lived in the shadow of death – because spiritual darkness promised physical death. We, too, walk in the shadow of death – with the promise of the Light.

black hole. . . have seen a great Light.

Christmas is about the Light, for Jesus is the Light of the World. In the vacuum in which we live, there is total darkness. Darkness keeps its secrets. In darkness, one can believe almost anything. Darkness hides truth and ensnares us by its power.

The Light and power of Christ releases us from darkness. God sent His Son – not because the people were worthy, but because Jesus was. God chose the time and the place where His Son would come. He came, not because I am worthy, but because He is. Each one of us needs a Savior – that is why He came and why He brought us Light.

A greater Power than the black hole

The black hole spins faster and faster, constricting. It is hopeless to get out of, and the end is eminent. There is no way out, no hope – unless something greater than the black whole intervenes. How does light Revealing affect us today?

Jesus came because the world was hopeless, and the spiritual darkness meant the end was eminent. There was no way out, no hope, Except that Jesus came. His power is greater than any force of darkness. The brokenness of our selves can find release from the darkness  only through the Savior.

He Himself said,

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

Here is another interesting phenomenon: When a black hole and a star are close together, high-energy light is made. There is continual battle in the spirit-world unseen by humans. Just so, there is continual activity in outer space that cannot be seen by the human eye. The spirit-world is powerful, and believers have experienced the power of the sucking in from sin (Satan) and the release from that sin (Jesus).

The greatest Light

Through Christ, the Savior, we find freedom from the Black Hole. The gravitational force of a black hole is strong, but He is the greater power. Jesus, the Baby in the manger, the Christ of the cross, and Victor over death is the Savior of the world. He is the Light and reveals every bit of darkness in our lives so that we can walk in freedom and in light.

 

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