“What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.” Psalm 8:4-8
At the Creation Museum, they had a Planetarium show that was off the charts. Did you ever have one of those moments where you were so blown away by something you couldn’t wrap your head around that it actually made your weak in the knees?
That’s what the show did for me as Ken Ham’s team did an overview of the heavens and what modern technology has allowed us to learn. It is actually so mind-blowing and hard to comprehend.
One of the guys who has studied the universe is Bible teacher Lou Giglio. Listen to his insights into just a few things about the greatness of God as displayed in the universe:
- There is one star in our solar system, and that star is called the Sun.
- The surface of the Sun 10,00 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The Sun 93 million miles away
- The Sun is a million times the earth
- Psalm 33 says, “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made. Their starry hosts by the breath of his mouth.” God breathes out stars.
- If the earth were the size of a golf ball, the sun would be 15 feet in diameter.
- The sun is so big you could put 960,000 earths inside the Sun.
- That is enough golf balls to fill a school bus in its entirety.
- The Sun is just one of hundreds of billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
- The star, Betelgeuse or “beetlejuice” is 427 light years away from us, or 5.888 trillion miles away from earth. The star, Betelgeuse is twice the size of the earth’s orbit around the Sun.
- If the earth were a golf ball, Betelgeuse would be the size of 6 Empire State buildings stacked on top of each other.
- You could fit 252 trillion Earths inside Betelgeuse. If the Earth were a golf ball, that would be enough golf balls to fill up the Superdome 3 thousand times.
- The star Mu Cephei use to be called Hershel’s Garnett star
- If the earth were a golf ball, Mu Cephei would be the width of 2 Golden Gate Bridges end to end. It is so big you could fit 2.7 quadrillion Earths inside this one star.
- To give you an idea of just who big one quadrillion is… a quadrillion seconds ago would be 38,800,000 years ago.
- The largest star science has found thus far is called Canus Majoris. If the earth were a golf ball, Canus Majoris would be the height of Mt. Everest… almost 6 miles above sea level , the highest point on the planet. 17. You could fit 7 quadrillion Earths inside Canus Majoris. That is enough earths, if the earth were a golf ball, to cover the entire state of Texas in golf balls 22 inches deep. (From How Great is Our God – Louie Giglio)
Trying to grasp His infinite power is mind-blowing and mind-boggling. And to think that He spoke all of this into existence and holds it all together by “the word of His power.”
And yet this amazing God created you and me so that we could love Him and enjoy Him. He loves you and me with the most incredible love – that love that sent His Son to Calvary’s cross for you and me.
This morning take a moment to thank Him for His great love.
Rejoice! Pray! Give thanks!
Bill Welte, D.D.
Written by Dr. Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his child sweetheart for 40+ years, and has three married kids, one that is engaged, and 10 amazing grand kids. He loves music and is an avid reader..
Think About This: Men go abroad to wonder at the height of the mountain, the huge waves of the sea, the long course rivers, the vast compass of the ocean, the circular motion of the stars, but they pass by themselves and they don’t even notice.” Saint Augustine
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. – Romans 5:10-11