August 20, 2017

The Earth and the Sun

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Weekend before last, my husband and I were on our way to a family reunion in Sweetwater, Texas, about a four hour drive from our home. We were on the road by 6am heading to west Texas.

Gazing out the car window while my thoughts were wandering in several directions, I quickly caught a glimpse of a billboard with a glaring statistic about the sun.

The billboard stated that 1.3 million earths could fit in the sun. I wish I could go back and see it again to fully describe it since it happened in a flash. I do remember these words were also on the billboard: God did that.  

I knew the sun was big, sure. I know it is 93 million miles away.

I know our planet is just far enough away to not burn up and thus sustain life.

I did not know 1.3 million earths could fit in this orb we call the sun. 

It just staggered my mind. I cannot even think of a superlative word that accurately describes the gargantuan size of our sun.

Oh how great is our Creator!

Here is what also staggers my mind…

Even more.

The scientists that measure space and distance, who must be in awe of this universe and all its grandeur - why don’t they believe in God who created it?

When they study the scope of planets and stars, why don’t they see the One who made them?

I know there are some that do but many do not.

In frustration I asked my husband again as we continued down the highway thinking about the billboard.

His answer was they don’t want to. They don’t want to because their hearts are unto themselves and not submitted to God. 

But we know God created the heavens and the earth. God did that.

Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.