“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.” ~ Psalms 33:6 ~
Not only did the Lord make the heavens, but the verse says that the host – the stars – were made by the breath of His mouth… A star-breathing God! And most of these stars are millions of times bigger than our sun!
“He (The Lord God) who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and measured out the heavens with a span? And whom has shut up the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?”
~ Isaiah 40:12 ~
Then this verse in Isaiah tells us that God measures the heavens, the universe, in the span of His hand! How big, mighty, amazing, glorious, awesome, powerful, indescribable is God?!
And to think of the condescension… That the Creator of the Universe, the star-breathing God, who holds all of His creation in His hand, came as a man to this tiny, insignificant planet; and didn’t just live here, but died a horrible, painful death on the cross – the death we deserve as a consequence of sin!
He did not give us what we deserve, but instead offers us what He deserved – eternal life with Him, our star-breathing, selfless, all-loving God. Great indeed is the mystery of Godliness!
“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” ~ 1 Timothy 3:16 ~
Take some time and think about the grandeur of God, the size of God, and the fact that He came here – because of you – because He loves you and wants to be with you for all eternity. Grace, forgiveness, love, and salvation are offered freely to you and all humanity. There is enough for you. Our God is big enough, strong enough to save to the uttermost. He sees and cares about every detail of your life. He knows you by name, He formed you and He loves you more than anyone ever could.
“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:28-31 ~
That barely visible dot in the ray of sunlight, is earth… taken from many, many thousands of kilometers out in space. Just how significant are we in the universe? Just a speck of dust!
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” ~ Philippians 2:5-11 ~
Truly, the heavens declare the glory of God