How big is our God? Can you reach up and grab Him and put Him in a specimen jar? Can you catch Him as He passes by and put Him under a microscope to determine His DNA makeup?
The other night I awoke around 1:00 a.m. and decided to go outside for awhile since it was crystal clear and there was no moon. As soon as I looked up I saw the Milky Way clearer than I had for quite some time. As I stood there with my neck about to break looking straight up, I was in total awe of the majesty and limitlessness of our God.
Those who want to make God nothing more than a pet need to go look at the Milky Way for awhile. The milky white blur that meanders through the heavens is not painted up there by Michelangelo or glued up there as some huge science fair exhibit. No, those are stars that are so far away they appear to us as just a blur.
Almighty God created each one of the stars in the universe. Considering how long it has taken the light from some of those stars to reach us here on earth, it is safe to say that God started creating the heavens so many billions of years ago no man can ever figure out when. Suffice it to say, God has been creating the awesome works of heaven since "the beginning".
I was treated to a spectacular sunset the other evening. As much as I love the sunrise (and I do), I absolutely am thrilled many times by sunsets. The colors when there are only a few clouds can make the sky almost seem to come alive at times. It is as if some Grand Master artist was doing His best work. Hmmm, I think He was!
Who makes the sunsets which bless us? It is God who loves us. Who makes the stars in the heavens to shine and any limitations of time and space to dissolve? It has to be God. I pray that we all never lose sight of how majestic and awesome our God really is and that we appreciate and humbly adore all He has made and does. The Bible does say that God has created all these things for US, so we might as well enjoy them!
Oh, this makes me want to get in my car some night and drive and drive and drive. You cannot see the Milky Way in my neck of the woods anymore as there is too much light to see it very well. With no mountains to obstruct our view, we do however get spectacular and long sunsets!
I could not help but think of this passage of scripture: [quote] The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
and their words to all the world. Psalm 19:1-4 (NLT)[/quote]
All Heaven declares the wonder of the risen Lord
Who can compare with the glory of the Lord
Forever he will be
The lamb upon the throne
I gladly bow mmy knee
And worsip HIM alone.
When I really take the time to look at God's creation, and I mean, stop and drink in the sight ofhis oceans and his trees and his stars, I can only say.. " How Great is our God"!
Breathtaking! I can only imagine what you describe as there is no visibility where I live, because of citylights and cloud cover. You are very blessed indeed where you are. I must thank God though, for the various times I have had opportunity to briefly appreciate the Lord's art in various countries at various times.. and you have made me feel like hopping on the next plane out... soon, it will be probably down under. Thanks for sharing your fantastic experience, B2Y