How Big Is God?


If we team up science with the Bible we can learn some amazingly ridiculous things that will change the way we view our God.

Isaiah 40:12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?

So, the Bible tells us that God measures the waters of the earth in the palm of His hand.  Now, let’s seek some answers in science.

The total water supply of the world is 326 million cubic miles (a cubic mile is an imaginary cube (a square box) measuring one mile on each side). A cubic mile of water equals more than one trillion gallons.

One cubic mile = 1,000,000,000,000 gallons so the earth has – 326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons.  That is 326 sextillion gallons.  One more time thats, thousand, million, billion, trillion, quadrillion, quintillion, sextillion.  This massive amount of water is lapped up comfortably in the palm of our God.

Let’s look at the second part of the verse.  The breadth of His hand marks off the heavens.  Science?

Our sun emits light in about 8 minutes.  The speed of light = 299 792 458 m / s. The sun is 93,000,000 miles from the earth.  Our daylight is only 8 minutes old.  It would take a NASA space shuttle 7 months to fly from The Kennedy Space Station.  It would take 100,000 years, at the speed of light, to travel to the end of the Milky Way (our galaxy).

Now, imagine that the Milky Way was the size of a quarter.  The next nearest galaxy in our universe would be another quarter placed 2 soccer fields away (230 yards).  There are literally billions of galaxies separated by billions of imaginary soccer fields. Iit would take 12.3 Billion years for light to reach our Earth from the furthest galaxy in our universe.

From the tip of God’s thumb to the tip of his pinky finger the universe and all that is in it rests.

God weighs the mountains.  One mountain, our largest and most famous, weighs a whopping 357 trillion pounds.  This is our God ladies and gentlemen; a massive, gigantic, amazing God.  Yet still, He has chosen to dwell in our hearts.  A God that big, yet personal enough to live inside of each one of us.  Now, tell me.  What problem was it that you are facing that seems so huge?



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