I often wonder what it would be like if I had a device that allowed me to travel to distant regions of the universe in a blink of an eye. Would the instantaneous journey to another world be painful? Would I come out on the other side covered in some ecto-plasmic goo? What types of visuals and sensations would I experience?
I understand the impossibilities of this scenario, so for the sake of imagination lets “pretend” I have an indestructible body capable of surviving the vacuum of space, the extreme temperatures and possible lack of oxygen.
Who doesn’t, at some point in their life, stare up at the stars at night and contemplate whats out there? I find myself encompassed with the great beyond and I find myself frequently lost in the expanse of the heavens – albeit just mentally. I however dream of the reality of true space exploration. I visualize what it would be like to stand on the foundation of an alien world; trotting on alien dirt, breathing alien air. What new species of plants or animals would I encounter?
What if I could soar through deep space? What if I passed through all the solar systems, constellations and galaxy clusters? What if I swam through the thick space clouds, zipped along a worm-hole, and walked right through a nebula? Imagine for a moment that I pushed my way through all these things we know about space and approached the very edge of it all. I picture the universe being shaped like a massive sphere. It’s like a giant bubble that contains everything we know, stars, planets and moons; but is the edge like an impenetrable wall or is it a gentle mist cradling all within, like the atmosphere of earth? Upon approach, would I crash into an invisible force field called the edge of the universe or would I dissolve right through into an ever expanding megaverse, a larger bubble sphere designed to contain hundreds of thousands of universes like the one we live?
I could keep imagining, I could push my contemplation further and further, wondering if the edge of the megaverse leads to an ultra-megaverse containing hundreds of thousands of megaverses each containing hundreds of thousands of universes. But where would it end? Does it end? This thought pattern is similar to counting; numbers grow higher and higher and never end. One could continue counting forever. Is it possible that space could reach out forever and ever? If this is true I have to wonder, where does God fit in to all of this?
I believe God is the creator of all things. How far would I have to travel to arrive at His throne? How many universes would I have to pass through to step into the presence of the Most Holy One. I imagine the entire whole of our reality, the total sphere of our existence rests in Gods hand. Our reality (No matter how many ultra-megaverses it consists of) is but a fragile glass globe that fits within the palm of the One who created us all. And although today I spend imagining what it is like, I know there is a coming day when I will actually experience it all. No matter the distance I will one day cross the gap in a blink of an eye and bow at the feet of my Savior, Creator, God.