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Consider…

Consider the power and greatness of the One who created the universe and inhabits every square inch.

Begin with our solar system. At the speed of light, 300,000,000 metres a second, sunlight takes eight minutes to reach the earth. That same light takes five more hours to reach the farthest planet in our solar system, Pluto. After leaving our solar system that same sunlight must travel for four years and four months to reach the next star in the universe. That is a distance of 40 trillion kilometers – mere shoutin’ distance in the universe!

The sun resides in the Milky Way Galaxy, which is shaped like a flying saucer, flat and with a bulge in the center. Our sun is roughly 3/4 of the way to the edge of the galaxy. To get a feel for that distance, if our solar system were one inch across, the distance to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy would be 379 miles. Our Galaxy contains hundreds of billions of stars.

Yet the Milky Way is but one of roughly one trillion galaxies in the universe. Says astronomer Allan Sandage, “Galaxies are to astronomy what atoms are to Physics.”

There are twenty galaxies in what is called our local group. The next sort of grouping in the universe is called a supercluster of galaxies. Within our supurcluster, the nearest cluster of galaxies, called Virgo, is 50 million light years away. (A light year is the distance light travels in one year. The get a feel for the distance of one light year, if you drove your car at 80 kilometers per hour, it would take you 12.2 million years to travel one light year.)

Astronomers estimate that the distance across the universe is roughly 40 billion light years and that there are roughly 100 billion trillion stars.

And the Lord Almighty is the Creater of it all. Not a bad day’s work.

God’s Greatness, God’s Power, Omnipresence
Gen. 1; Ps. 33:6-9; John 1:3; Acts 4:24;
Col. 1:16-17; Rev. 4:11

(Note: I didn’t write this)

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3 thoughts on “Consider…

  1. “Astronomers estimate that the distance across the universe is roughly 40 billion light years and that there are roughly 100 billion trillion stars.”

    Jeremiah 31:37
    This is what the LORD says: “Only if the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the earth below be searched out will I reject all the descendants of Israel because of all they have done,” declares the LORD.

    Isaiah 40:12
    Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?

    Those two verses, along with what you’ve written tell me that one, God has a whole lot of mercy and grace, and two, God has big hands and a big basket. 😉

    Posted by Anon | April 27, 2006, 9:14 am
  2. …Well, a week’s work.

    Posted by Shaw Coleman | April 28, 2006, 1:24 am
  3. The sun resides in the Milky Way Galaxy, which is shaped like a flying saucer, flat and with a bulge in the center.

    Posted by Replica Watches | December 25, 2013, 8:47 pm

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We shall win.

"The decree has gone forth that the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ and that He shall reign whose right it is from the River to the ends of the earth. We shall win. It is only a question of time. I believe that this Movement shall inaugurate the final conquest of our Lord Jesus Christ."
- General Catherine Booth

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