This is a weird thing. And when it was first observed, then repeated and it still happened, it was quite scary. But exciting. What was it?
Well, Mr Young made two very thin lines on a small opaque piece of glass, shone a tight beam of light through them, and what came out the other side? A series of parallel light and dark lines, which have come to be called Young’s fringes.
But where did the dark lines come from?
Have a look at the picture with two ripples overlapping. You can see where two ripple meet, the picture is brighter – the water ripples join up and make a taller one. See where it is dark? A high ripple and a low ripple join together to make no ripple at all. In other words, if it was light, it would be dark there!
But this was the amazing thing. It meant that light was behaving like water – light was behaving like a wave! That might not seem like news to you, but it was then! We thought light was corpuscular (something solid, made up of lines of tiny tiny bits!). Back to the drawing board.
Everyone who embraces Jesus, no matter how, becomes a source of ripples from God. We welcome these ripples at All Saints. Just like Hannah wrote in yesterday’s blog. You transmit ripples wherever you go, but you don’t often get to see the effect. When we get together, we make ripple patterns. I think there are some amazing patterns on their way. I think that is part of what was dawning on me on the way to Wales.
Yes, yes, yes, to God’s interference!!!