Justin Taylor’s post about the size of the universe reminded me of this video that we have been showing to our kids recently. We are indeed specks on the universe.
3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4 What is man that you are mindful of him,
And the son of man that you care for him?
I live in the great State of Texas and have “driven” from Houston to El Paso to Brownsville along with many other parts of Texas. When I heard the comparison of the Milky Way to our solar system I was taken back. Someone said, “IF THE MILKY WAY WAS THE SIZE OF TEXAS OUR SOLAR SYSTEM WOULD BE THE SIZE OF A QUARTER.” That summed it up for me for being a speck in the universe.
John Mark Harris
And the milky way is ONE of more than 100 BILLION universes.
With no evidence of centient life elsewhere, it is a farce to conclude one random speck would develop chimpanzees and they would, by accident, accident have their 2a & 2b chromosomes fused to produce, completely without direction, the most advanced creature/civilization in the incomprehensibly vast universe.
God is in control
John Mark Harris
100 billion *galexies (sorry)
1 In the beginning* was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things came to be through Him,
and without Him nothing came to be.”
(St. John’s Gospel)
ex nihilo: from nothing was everything created
by Christ, the Eternal Word, the Lord of the Cosmos . . .
were all that was made cease to exist, God would be no less than His is . . .
and Christ maintains all in existence . . .
from Colossians 1:17, this: “. . . and by Him all things are held together.”
no wonder He could calm the sea and quiet the wind . . .
and yet, He was humble, and asked that we learn from Him
Among some Christian people, ‘humility’ is much misunderstood.