Nested within eternity
Big bang? Big bounce?
A single benign universe or multiverses?
Physicists and mathematicians, speculate,
and for a while, in one seat-of-learning or another
a fresh concept will gain traction,
prompting intellectuals to hunt for strings,
for dimensions, for physical states:
for theories of the sub-atomic
that attempt to explain
our astounding presence, satisfactorily.
But the veils persist, sometimes parting
to reveal a new glimpse
of our existence:
minds race to accommodate the novel,
within a new theory of everything.
uncover new puzzles in hitherto
partially explored wavelengths
and intellects are brought to bear from
a multitude of disciplines
as the apparently, very first
tremblings of matter
emerge, with unexpected patterns
of gases, plasma and time.
And beyond it all is that vastness
we call eternity:
God’s overarching realm
all that is seeable,
all that is hidden,
all that remains cosmic mystery,
spliced together with the sheer wonder of love
for everyone and everything that exists
on a small, insignificant planet
which is in danger of being destroyed
by us, its beloved but wilful inhabitants.
How can we be so sure of that realm
amidst such awesome mysteries?
Because the all-mighty God
visited us, showing us supreme love
by dying for this wayward race.