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May 18, 2016, 3:36 PM

How Great is Our God!

As believers in Jesus Christ, we often reference how great God is. We sing about How mighty He is,  because he can do anything.  We reference how big He is, because he is bigger than our troubles, enemies, and our fears.  How awesome He is because He alone can give the victory and save mankind from sin.

But do we really have any scale for measuring God’s greatness?   

In the paragraphs below, I hope to give some idea of scale of just how great God is.   Although even at the scale I present, God is bigger.  

To get a sense of scale i would direct you to Isaiah 40:26, where we are encouraged to consider creation and the stars in heaven:

Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.

So let us consider the stars in the sky and how massive our Universe is that God has created:  Did you know:

God created the Sun.  It is 93 Million miles from earth.  It is 800 Thousand miles in diameter and 1.3 million planets the size of planet earth could fit inside of it.  

Mark a place to represent earth.  If each step (3 feet per step) you took = 3 million miles, it would take 31 steps to represent the distance of the Sun from Earth.  

God created the planet Pluto.  (I still consider it the farthest planet in our solar system.) If each step you took was = 3 million miles, you would have to walk approx.  1/2 mile to show you the distance of pluto, at it’s closes point in their orbits, to planet earth.  

God created the star Proxima Centauri.  Proxima Centauri is the closest start to earth other than our own Sun.  It is 24 Quadrillion, 800 Trillion miles from earth.  Now Pleasant Hill Baptist Chuch is at 3041 Six Mile Hwy in Central, SC in the north west corner of South Carolina.  Now if the church represented earth, and each step was = to 3 million miles, how far would have to walk to reach the closest star?   

The Answer is:  Hawaii!!! (Bet you did not guess that did you?)

And there are estimated to be hundreds of millions of stars in our galaxy alone.  There are also estimated to be hundreds of millions of galaxies.

Are you starting to see how big the universe is?

One more example to give you a sense of scale:

God made VY Canis Majoris.  VY Canis Majoris is the largest known star in the Galaxy.  If you could get in a 747 jumbo jet and fly at cruising speed (575 MPH) around VY Canis Majoris, it would take you 1100 years to get all the way around! VY Canis Majoris could hold approx.  1 Million of our suns!

Consider creation and get a better understanding of How big and powerful God is.  As big as it is, the Bible says that God spoke it into existence, and it was good.  It was just there.  He spoke, and it appeared out of nothing!  

The Bible also says that He holds the whole Universe in his hands! (Isaiah 40:12)  He holds the universe in his hands and he hung each star and knows them by name!

The Best part!  You are the best part and most meaningful part of God’s creation.  God loves you, cares about you, and knows everything about you.  

Better yet, He has a purpose for you and will enable you to complete the purpose He has for you.  

Considering creation and the stars...is there really any reason not to trust Him!


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