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How Big is God?
We can begin to have an idea of how big God is by looking at his creation. Let us take the universe for example – a large, endless, expanse of space, with innumerable planets, stars and other planetary bodies – many of them several thousands of kilometres bigger than our earth.According to the International Astronomical Union, the diameter of our galaxy – the Milky Way – is approximately 100,000 light years. To get an idea of the massive expanse that this occupies, it is helpful to know that one light year is equal to 10 trillion kilometres.
Astronomers using the Hubble Telescope have discovered billions of galaxies in the universe, observing that each of these galaxies have billions of stars. Limiting their records to only what they can observe with the telescope, they have concluded that our own galaxy has about 300 billion stars alone.
The distance between our galaxy and our neighboring galaxies ranges from several hundred thousand, to millions of light years away from the earth.
It is not hard to see why the Psalmist says;
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; Ps 8:3-4 NASU
The one who created the endless universe can never be a small creature himself. The bible says He is so big in stature that he made the earth His foot stool.
It is unfortunate that though man has been able to discover the wonders of the universe, he has not been able to fully grasp the God who made it.
What is man that you take thought of him and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, whatever passes through the paths of the seas. Ps 8:4-8 NASU
If God can exalt humanity to the point of putting all things under his feet, then we should feel compelled to reciprocate His love by using every opportunity to worship Him.
The Day of Creation has been set aside for this purpose; all we need to do is to give it more recognition by help making it a recognized holiday.