FAQ: If the universe is young how could we on Earth see light from stars that took millions or billions of years to arrive?
Ans. A standard reply is that God could have created the stars with starlight "en route" to earth.
Ans: There is yet another dynamic that may cause time (and distance?) across the universe to differ. Now both science and the Bible are reported to view the heavens as a scroll. What we perceive as extreme distances might actually be closer - if you know the shortcut. Space is curved. Think of a roll of wrapping paper unrolled to its 50' length. You cannot stand at one end and touch the other end. But if it was rolled up, you could be near all of it.
The Bible says: "and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll." (Isaiah 34.4). It seems that the heavens have a rolled up, scroll dimension too. We just lack the insight, another dimension, to take the "short cut" reducing the distance and time.
Hebrews 11:3 says that “through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Expect mysteries to continue. Faith needs tests.
Creator God is behind all true science. Finite man knows so little about the universe out there. Perhaps less than five percent. "We really don't know what is out there." - "Seeing Black Holes," TV Science channel, 6-6-11.
Humility becomes the reality oriented cosmologist. For the Christian, the cosmos should be a concert hall of praise. Shout it out!