Thursday, April 16, 2009


While we all desire to present ourselves as being in control and secure, problems of this world continually arouse feelings of powerlessness and fear. Although my words can’t do it justice, I feel compelled to share how, during a time of personal helplessness and trepidation, Louie Giglio’s presentation, “Indescribable” awakened me to how huge and powerful our Creator is.

God, using images of the huge, blazing hot sun captured by the Hubble telescope, together with the following verses, gave me a revelation which has completely exploded my understanding of Him:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth….. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” [Genesis 1:1]

By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.” [Ps. 33:6],

In order for something to come out of God’s mouth, it had to have first existed inside of Him! When He spoke, “Let there be light”, it wasn’t a puff of fire that miraculously appeared in the sky. Rather, a huge, raging ball of fire, 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 times larger than the earth came hurling up from the center of His very being at 186,000 miles per hour!

Consider that it would take 2500 years to count the billions of star in the Milky Way alone! Listen to King David’s description of this glorious creation.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge…. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world…. [the sun] rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.”
[Ps. 19:1-6]

While it is important to appreciate the astounding beauty of creation, we are reminded through God’s prophet Isaiah that its purpose is to evidence our even more majestic Creator,

“To whom will you compare me? O who is my equal?” …. Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” [Isa. 40:25-26]

As we face increasingly intense adversities, why should we hesitate to cast our pride and fear at the feet of our Creator, trusting and resting in the reality that He knows everything about His Creation and sustains it? Just as He named and holds all the heavens in their proper position, He is mindful of and will never forsake us. [Ps. 8:3-4]

There is a magnificent galaxy referred to as the “Darling of all Galaxies.” It appears as a brilliant whirlpool and at its center is a dark black hole. Until the most recent magnification was developed, that hole was a mystery. Do you know what is now visible there? A cross!

Why are we fearful? And why in the world would we ever need any power at all for ourselves when this great and loving God promises to care for us?


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