M51 Whirlpool Galaxy -- Source: www.hubblesite.org
The Hubble Telescope has been orbiting the earth since 1990 taking pictures into deep space. On June 8, 1992 it took a picture of the center of the M51 Whirlpool Galaxy which is 23 million light years from our galaxy. The picture of the core revealed a massive black hole shaped like a cross. It may look small, but width of the cross is 1,100 light years across. That means if you could travel at 186,234 miles per second, it would take you over a thousand years to get from one side of the cross to the other. Scientists believe the black hole has been there millions of years. It's as if God is saying, "I'm glad you finally got here, because this is what I wanted to show you."
But the cross is so much more than a symbol. It's a miracle.
(From a sermon by David Dykes, The Miracle of the Cross, 8/20/2012)
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