I just got a glimpse of the real grandeur of the universe and the immensity of God. How large & magnificent can the Creator be to have made the universe.
A few weeks back my son & I were walking around the neighborhood & my son saw a red ant hill. He runs over to it, takes a stick & goes to destroy the ant hill. I stop him and tell him to leave the ants alone. I remember imaging an ant looking up and being overwhelmed by the shear size of my son in relationship to theirs.
The perspective of our place on earth. I am one person in, a small town in the state of Florida, in the best country on earth. Now imagine the U.S.A. in relationship to the mass of the earth. Then the relationship of the earth to the sun (that’s the earth on the lower right side), the third rock from the Sun. Then just picture our solar system compared to our galaxy and the size of our galaxy compared with the universe.
Yes, I know this is actually old news – and yes any grade school science student knows that. The science is elementary, so I won’t go there – What I want to discuss is something bigger, more magnificent – so just hang on & ride it out with me…
Imagine the grandeur of a Creator that can conceive all of this!
Our Earth is really tiny compared to the sun. This is enough to leave me in awe! but I want you to know that our sun is only an ordinary star, classified as a dwarf star. There are more than 100 million such stars in our galaxy.
If our Sun is a dwarf then imagine the size of a Giant star! A typical one is about the size of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun. Now picture a star even larger! so large that “Giant” is not enough to describe it. The scientists had to come up with a name like “SuperGiant.”
A star that fits this description is Betelgeuse (More…)
So in comparison, imagine the size of a creator that can conceive Betelgeuse as only one in a million NO billions of stars.
That little white spec on the lower left side, under Antares, is our sun. WOW I feel so small!
That is nothing! Check out the next step and the greatness of our Creator.
Yes Betelgeuse is thousands of times larger then our sun. So large that our Sun is barely a spec next to Betelgeuse, but imagine even bigger stars!
How about a star so large that ‘Super’ is not enough to describe it. It is classified as a ‘HyperGiant.’
Imagine a star that is 2100 times larger then our Sun. VY Canis Majoris (More…) is such a star.
This really leaves me in awe!
Our sun is but a pixel next to this giant. Can you imagine the vastness of the universe where this HyperGiant exists only as one piece of a giant constellation!?
Now imagine a creator that can conceive of all of this.
He is so grand that we as humans cannot even fathom this greatness. He is all, sees all and is omnipresent, even with us.
So grand that anything we conceive as a ‘BIG’ concern, issue or problem is minuscule compared to the greatness of God. By this I mean that anything and everything is do-able for God! Nothing is a ‘big problem’ for him and the vastness of His compassion can help us with our BIGGEST problem.
Think of this the next time that you are dealing with the ‘problems’ of life:
“Don’t tell God how big your problems are…tell your problems how big God is.”
Give them all to God and surrender to His greatness. I ask you to accept His generosity, compassion and His LOVE. His love is bigger then anything we can ever imagine!
Here is the whole thing for a complete perspective.
It is truly breathtaking to see it put together like this video shows.
The grandeur of our universe never seizes to amaze!