How Big Is God?

“He (the LORD) counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name” (Psalm 147:4)

“Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things, who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, by the greatness of His might and the strength of His power; not one is missing” (Isaiah 40:26)

Not too long ago my very good friend from North Carolina sent me the following email, which I would like to share with you:

Astronomers estimate that there are as many galaxies outside the Milky Way as there are stars in it. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field, taken in 2004, imaged 10,000 galaxies in a cone of space so slim you could cover it with a grain of sand held at arm’s length. Integrated over the entire sky, that would mean there are more than 100 billion galaxies in the visible universe, many with more than 100 billion stars each.

Quoted from the Institute for Creation Research
Milky-Way Galaxy

In 1960, singer Ray Price recorded the hymn, “How Big is God?”

Though man may strive to go beyond the reach of space,

To crawl beyond the distant shim’ring stars.

This world’s a room so small within my Master’s house,

The open sky’s but a portion of His yard.

As winter chill may cause the tiny seed to fall,

To lie asleep ’til waked by summer’s rain;

The heart grown cold will warm and trod with life anew,

The Master’s touch will bring the glow again.

HOW BIG IS GOD? HOW BIG AND WIDE HIS VAST DOMAIN,

TO TRY TO TELL THESE LIPS CAN ONLY START;

HE’S BIG ENOUGH TO RULE HIS MIGHTY UNIVERSE,

YET SMALL ENOUGH TO LIVE WITHIN MY HEART.

Songwriters: Stuart Hamblen
How Big Is God lyrics © 1959 Hamblen Music Co.

Psalm 121:1, 2 aptly concludes, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills – – from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth!” If (and since) He could create, He certainly could also care!

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