The invisible becomes visible

Published 7:17 pm Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The second discovery was developed in Spain and Slovakia and puts a metal object in a small cylinder to make it invisible to MRI machines. The cylinder has two layers, an inner layer that repels magnetic fields and an outer layer that attracts magnetic fields. It’s intended to help medical patients with pacemakers avoid problems with magnetic fields, like those in an MRI machine.

The third discovery makes sound waves invisible. Developed in Germany, it uses micro-structured materials to route sound waves around the perimeter, creating a quiet space in a world filled with sound pollution.

Maybe you know a mirage is created when a large change in temperature bends light rays from the sky turning the ground blue. Our brain then interprets it to be a pool of water. Scientists can now manufacture a mirage by heating “one molecule thick transparent curtains” to 4,000 degrees in a pool of water, making an object behind the curtain appear to be water. 

It might one day be a cloaking device for submarines. And the fifth discovery changes the speed of light to create a gap during which objects become invisible.

“Christ is the visible likeness of the invisible God. He is the first-born son, superior to all created things. For through him God created everything in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen things, including spiritual powers, lords, rulers and authorities. God created the whole universe through him and for him. Christ existed before all things, and in union with him all things have their proper place. 

“He is the head of his body, the church; he is the source of the body’s life. He is the first-born son, who was raised from death, in order that he alone might have the first place in all things. For it was by God’s own decision that the son has in himself the full nature of God. Through the son, then, God decided to bring the whole universe back to himself. God made peace through his son’s blood on the cross and so brought back to himself all things, both on earth and in heaven…” (Colossians 1:15-28)

Now if science can make visible things invisible, why are we surprised to discover that God is invisible? Or that he chooses to make himself visible in his son Jesus? Or that there is another, invisible world parallel to the visible world in which we live? 

Or that, at the end of time, we’ll step into that invisible world as one might step through a curtain to discover another world on the other side? Then, the invisible will become visible.