How big is the universe? If you ask an astronomer, he’ll tell you that the universe contains trillions of stars, and that the most distant galaxies are billions of light years away. Not just thousands or millions or even billions of stars, but trillions of them are spread out across the vast expense.
Incomprehensible figures like that make some people conclude that it is impossible to believe the Bible, for the earth and humans seems so utterly insignificant. But these mind boggling dimensions need not shake our faith. Instead, they can increase our awe as we ponder the message of divine grace in Psalm 8.
To think that the Creator who made and upholds all, this immensity has focused His redemptive love on tiny creatures like us. Paul testified in the bible,
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Instead of shaking our faith, the findings of astronomy can fill our souls with wonder. The immensity of God’s creation fill our souls with wonder. The immensity of God’s creation can remind us of the immensity of God’s love.
Bro. Conrado Mardoquio
Relationship Department Head, COG Caloocan
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