A Christian’s Heart 8-13-2012
Things I see and hear
Ever since I was a small boy, I’ve been interested in the cosmos. The first several novels I read as a child were science fiction novels: The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov and The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke. Over the past few years I’ve read a lot about the universe we live in. It is unbelievably vast: according to astronomer and astrophysicist Carl Sagan there are more stars in the universe than the number of grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. And it’s size is truly beyond comprehension: estimates range from 93 billion light years in diameter to about 156 billion light years; that’s about 156 trillion times the diameter of the orbit of Pluto. (1 Light Year ~ 6 trillion miles; the diameter of the orbit of Pluto equals about 6 billion miles, so 1 Light Year is about 1000 times the diameter of Pluto’s orbit.)
In Psalm 19, it says the heavens declare the glory of God and the skies proclaim the work of His hands. As such God exists outside of the universe; he is infinite meaning he is infinitely bigger than the this vast universe of ours. Here is a video that I produced that gives some tiny understanding of how the LORD our God compares to our universe.
Let me know what you think.