I read recently that NASA has released the largest picture ever taken, with more than 1.5 billion pixels. It combines 411 pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of the Andromeda galaxy, which is the closest spiral galaxy to ours.
The Andromeda galaxy is 40,000 light-years across and is around 2.6 million light-years away from us. And, oh yea, the photo contains 100 million stars.
And the God who created THAT knows my name, and counts the hairs on my head.
That was what I thought of when I read Job 21:22 — “But who can teach a lesson to God, since he judges even the most powerful?”
I am not capable of comprehending the Creator of the Andromeda galaxy. And Andromeda is just ONE galaxy among what scientists believe are more than 100 BILLION galaxies in the Universe.
Since we cannot possibly comprehend the Creator – its almost impossible for us to simply COUNT how many galaxies there are – how are we to understand God?
We can’t. At least now without JESUS.
God taking on the form of a human being in Jesus helps us understand him as best we can.
That’s just another reason to be grateful for Jesus!
Today’s reading: Job 15:1-18:21
Tomorrow’s reading: Job 22:1-25:6