Seeing God in the Big Things

“For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker” (Psalm 95:3-6).

The pastor of my old church loved space. Any chance he got while preaching to bring up stars, planets and galaxies, he did. And personally, even though I barely scraped a passing grade in astronomy, his words were always moving. The sheer size of the universe is mind-boggling!

Take the sun for instance. It’s something mundane, something we see every day and don’t often think about. That star that gets in your eyes on your evening commute and nourishes your tomatoes in the summer is about 91 million miles away. But still, it’s rays can reach into your home and make a nice warm tanning spot for the dog.

The earth is even placed in exactly the right spot for life to be habitable. Stuart E. Nevins, M.S., writes:

“The earth is just the proper distance from the sun to maintain the right surface temperature suitable for life and the many important geologic processes! To the evolutionist the distance of the earth from the sun is a strange accident, but to the creationist it is a marvelous testimony of God’s planning.”

Every detail of our world, both the big and the small, were designed on purpose by our Creator God.

Seeing Him in the big things is both encouraging and can make us feel incredibly small. But that only helps us to understand how big our God is. He is greater than the mountains, the oceans, the galaxies. He is that powerful and all-consuming, but He cares infinitely for one so small as us. What a marvelous love that is! That God should care so deeply for specks in the universe like us.

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