On day 4 of the 6 days of creation, God created the sun, moon and stars. Here we can get an amazing sense of God’s majesty and power. Before the 1980’s, most cosmologists thought they could somehow number the stars. Based on what our most powerful telescope could see, scientists believed they had a reasonable handle on things. That was before the Hubble Telescope.
We now know that there are billions of galaxies and each galaxy has millions and millions of stars and potential solar systems. Just from what we can see with the Hubble telescope, we know that the size and the galaxies of the universe defy our imagination. If you and I were to reduce one light year of distance to one inch, it would still take us 300 years to walk across the known universe. Our closest star in our own galaxy is 4 light years away and the closest galaxy out of the billions of galaxy to ours is over 1000’s of light years away.
Our featured image is what is called "Hunting Dogs," a constellation within a galaxy that is over 60 million light years away from this earth. One of billions of galaxies and constellations. Our own milky way, which is within our own galaxy is 50 thousand light years away and according to NASA contains 100 thousand million stars, which equals 1,000,000,000 which is called a milliard. Our universe is supposed to have (latest count) 200 billion trillion which contains far more zeros than I could put on this page.
In Isaiah 40:25, God asks us a question, "To whom will you compare me says the Holy One, lift up your eyes and see, who created all of these?" And the answer is only God who created the heavens and earth. That is whay in the very next verse Isaiah writes, "He who brings out their host by number calling them each by name. But by the greatness of His might and because He is strong in power not one of them is missing."
This is why in the book of Revelation, we capture a scene of the angelic host around God’s throne, who never stop saying... “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is and is to come… for you are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
God has brought about all of creation that we may stand back and worship and marvel. It is a limited expression of an unlimited God. A God who loves us and desires a relationship with us through the person of Jesus Christ, "through whom all things were made." And so let us worship Him and with the angelic host cry out "“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is and is to come… for you are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things."