Sunday, March 09, 2008

Created by the Hand of God
Have you ever had your breathe taken away by something incredible? Have you ever had a moment where you could barely wrap your mind around an amazing picture, concept, or fact? Today I had a number of those moments at a CEW(Christian Experience Week-end) Renewal gathering. We had an opportunity to view a movie called "Indescribable".

How often do we sit in church and we hear the Genesis account of creation and we just listen and think...I've heard this before. Can you think back to when you were a child and were amazed by the wonder of it all when you were told, God created everything. Jacob and Matthew's response is did He do that? Why did He do that? How big is God? And my favorite is God really loves us...doesn't He, Mom!

Today I was brought back too hearing and seeing as a Child? I didn't discover the fountain of youth....but I was reminded of a truth that I need to hear.

I am going to attempt to share some of those breath-taking moments with you. My prayer is that it will help you to see how precious you are to God. In this vast universe where the earth is a size of speck of dust, you matter to the King of all creation.

Earth is located in the Milky Way Galaxy...we are not in the center but on the outerskirts...the safest possible place for our Solar system to be. There are billions of stars in our Galaxy and if we were to count each one of them it would take us 2500 years. If you were to try and compare how big our solar system is to our galaxy it would be like placing a Quarter on the face of North America!

If you are feeling rather small and insignificant, please know you are not in God's eyes. A quote from the speaker brought tears to my eyes,"Nothing can shake you out of the hand of God." Whatever you might be going through right now in your life, the God of all creation cares about you and what happens to you personally. We cannot comprehend because we are not like God, we do not think like him, understand like him, reason like him, nor can we love like Him. We can go about each day rejoicing in His goodness, even when we are walking in the darkness.

There are many galaxies but there is one called the Whirlpool galaxy, I would like to share with you. There are two different pictures. The first picture shows the galaxy and the second shows the center of it.

This photo takes my breath away and it reminds me of this scripture passage.

1 O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens! 2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, 4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? 5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, 7 All sheep and oxen--Even the beasts of the field, 8 The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth!
Psalms 8:1-9 (NKJV)