“Do not waver, but give him that which he desires, your hearts; it is the heart the Lord Jesus Christ wanteth; and when you have an inward principle wrought in your hearts by this same Jesus, then you will feel the sweetness and the pleasure of communion with God.”
~ George Whitefield
The Event Horizon
The point of no return
Matter no longer exists
All that’s left behind, it’s gravity
A warping of space and time
The point of no return found in…
The sphere of the Event Horizon
~ Sean Gutteridge
There is a phenomenon that happens in space where matter of one celestial object presses in on matter of another celestial object and creates a sphere of energy, heat and light that is self-contained within itself between both celestial objects. Gravity is a warping of space and time, and eventually as matter presses in on matter, one object begins to dominate the other. The more resistance grows between matter, the rate of friction rises creating more energy and heat. Soon, the stronger celestial body of matter begins to draw into itself the weaker body of matter with its gravitational pull but as the weaker body resists, the power from its resistance continues to create more and more energy but eventually, the stronger body of matter will prevail. Matter begins to press in on itself even as it resists the pull from the gravitational pull, until finally, collapsing in on itself, matter no longer exists leaving nothing but it’s gravity. Because of the energy created and two separate pulls of gravity, a sphere between the two forms of matter has now been created with the gravitational pull much greater then that if earth. This sphere is called the point of no return. The new body of matter is called a black hole. And this process or phenomenon is called The Event Horizon. Black holes have that sphere around them now which, aptly called the point of no return, pulls stars, gases and other particles in space into it. Each galaxy is said to have a black hole at its center and in theory, every galaxy is literally pulling against each other competing to draw the other into itself. In other words, galaxies are constantly trying to consume one another and at some point, eventually the stronger galaxies will consume the weaker ones. Well… that’s as best as I could understand it, at least. It doesn’t completely make sense as it is a bit beyond my total understanding…
I don’t know why this fascinates me so. I’m not an expert on space and stars and black holes and stuff like that. But this “Event Horizon” is very compelling to me for some reason. The very idea that one body of matter pulls another into it and makes it part of itself; that gravity is a warping of space and time… these ideas intrigue me. I think on my relationship with God and wonder if the Event Horizon of my heart happens as God’s heart with it’s irresistible force is pulling mine into His. Eventually, my heart will collapse as it presses in on itself, even while resisting that Pull from God. Sin is the point of no return, like two magnates pushing against one another, creating a force keeping God’s heart from completely consuming mine. But as my heart collapses in the presence of Christ, it gives way passing through the point of no return and at last I am consumed completely by the Grace and presence of God. I am no longer recognizable. I am consumed. I am now completely apart of Him. The Event Horizon is the consumption of my soul into the great, mysterious unknown yet beautiful presence that is my Lord and Savior.
If I am consumed by God, it will be evident as I will certainly become an extension of God’s Grace, God’s Compassion and God’s Love. I will begin drawing others to me just as I was drawn to God. The pull of Christ within me will be so strong that others will eventually be caught within His powerful pull. If there isn’t this powerful pull within me, then I have yet to be fully pulled into God and there are still parts of my own heart resisting Him. That gravitational sphere still exists between us like polarizing magnates and His pull is still in the process of consuming me. When I have given my life to Christ, I have been pulled beyond the point of no return and resisting God’s pull into becomes – thankfully – impossible.
Peace, Sean Gutteridge
“God give me a deep humility, a well-guided zeal, a burning love and a single eye, and then let men or devils do their worst!” ~ George Whitefield
1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?
2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.