Wednesday, June 18, 2014
It’s massive, isn’t? This is just one small view of the star that provides the just-right warmth of our planet. Mercury isn’t suitable, neither is Venus. Mars lacks what we need, and so do the rest of the planets in our solar system. We’re the little baby bear of this Goldilocks story, just right.
Now, how small does our star appear:
That’s just a small portion of our Milky Way galaxy, and there are probably more galaxies in the universe than stars in the Milky Way. Is your concept of God big enough to have created more than this? Or is He so small that He is only concerned about this miniscule bundle of rock and water?
David’s knowledge of the universe was much less than our, but he acknowledge God was in it:
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. (Psalms 19:1 KJV)
Do we put limitations on God’s ability because David saw Him in a much smaller universe than we know of today?
David also understood the smallness of mankind:
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. (Psalms 8:3-5 KJV)
Is that how we see ourselves? What are we that God would be mindful of us? How could we possibly be of interest to the creator of the Universe that we are just now beginning to measure? Do you have some of the same questions I have?
Maybe there is a remembrance of what once existed:
And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. (Genesis 3:8 KJV)
Or, is our awareness (just as it was theirs) that we’ve failed Him? That we accepted the offered temptation, just as Eve did? Just as Adam? Aren’t we hiding – not from God – but from our own errors of judgment?
My apologies – I’m not answering my own questions, but they do lead along thought paths I’m following. Knowing our own smallness in our universe, we apply limitations to God – yet we look for many more of these baby-bear-just-right planets because our imagination can accept they exist. We refuse to believe that life as we would recognize it doesn't exist elsewhere in this vast universe.
We have no proof of this, but we seek to find out. Why not use some of that imaginative ability to seek God - and be rewarded?
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 KJV)