I had the privilege of preaching the third message in our Exceptional series at Hope Church this past Sunday. In my sermon on living an honest and open life I noted that trust in people, unlike trust in gravity, is exceptional. We are quite aware of how precious it is to trust another. But we most often take for granted that gravity keeps being gravitational. I’m can sit here in my chair, unworried that I will suddenly fly through the ceiling. Just like I’m not concerned that water will suddenly stop being watery or wood stop being woody (Maybe gravity is gravy?!). And it’s this general constancy and consistency of matter that makes scientific investigation even ultimately worthwhile. Which is why the immutability, or unchangeableness, of God is so important.
Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end. (Psalm 102:25-27 ESV)
With that in mind I enjoyed this explanation of “How to Think About Gravity.” Did you know that when you fall down, the earth falls up to meet you?