How Big Is God?

Obviously, when we talk about God there is this ethereal understanding that he is GOD, that he is the Creator of all the universe, and that he is this mystical gigantic being.

For me, I don’t have a lot of insight into that and I can’t fully register the measure of what that means because I haven’t really traveled throughout the universe.

However, what I can understand is how big God is in my life.

To me

When I have felt incomplete, God has completed me.

When I have felt hopeless, God has made a way for me.

When I have seen the gruesome and ugliness of evil, God showed me beauty.

God is huge in my life.

God is in every cell of my body, in my soul, in my spirit, in every part of the air around me, in the nature I’m surrounded by, and in the people that I come across.

And it blows my mind when I think of God in a mathematical way, because if God is that big in my life…and is big in three of my friends lives… how big does that make him all together?

To us

And if he is that big in my group’s lives… how big does it make him in the lives of all the people in my community….

God is so big

If God is that big in my community, how big is he in all the lives of the people in the USA who see him move in and around them everyday?!!

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And if he is that big in my country, how big is he when you add up every single person around the globe who witness the presence move through their lives and the lives around them?

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Woah woah woah…thats a huge God already!

Not even all the Presidents of all the nations combined are that impactful!!!

But the bible says he is even bigger than that!

God is as big as the milky way???!!

A  new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 5806, a  spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo (the Virgin). It lies around 80  million light years from Earth. Also visible in this image is a  supernova explosion called SN 2004dg. The  exposures that are combined into this image were carried out in early  2005 in order to help pinpoint the location of the supernova, which  exploded in 2004. The afterglow from this outburst of light, caused by a  giant star exploding at the end of its life, can be seen as a faint  yellowish dot near the bottom of the galaxy. NGC  5806 was chosen to be one of a number of galaxies in a study into  supernovae because Hubble’s archive already contained high resolution  imagery of the galaxy, collected before the star had exploded. Since  supernovae are both relatively rare, and impossible to predict with any  accuracy, the existence of such before-and-after images is precious for  astronomers who study these violent events. Aside  from the supernova, NGC 5806 is a relatively unremarkable galaxy: it is  neither particularly large or small, nor especially close or distant. The  galaxy’s bulge (the densest part in the centre of the spiral arms) is a  so-called disk-type bulge, in which the spiral structure extends right  to the centre of the galaxy, instead of there being a large elliptical  bulge of stars present. It is also home to an active galaxy nucleus, a  supermassive black hole which is pulling in large amounts of matter from  its immediate surroundings. As the matter spirals around the black  hole, it heats up and emits powerful radiation. This  image is produced from three exposures in visible and infrared light,  observed by Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. The field of view is  approximately 3.3 by 1.7 arcminutes. A version of this image was entered into the Hubble’s Hidden Treasures Image Processing Competition by contestant Andre van der Hoeven (who won second prize in the  competition for his image of Messier 77). Hidden Treasures is an  initiative to invite astronomy enthusiasts to search the Hubble archive  for stunning images that have never been seen by the general public. The  competition has now closed.

Well, that’s crazy! But the bible didn’t say, “God is as big as the milky way.”

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The Bible says that God is the King and creator of all the Universe.

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Matthew 17 1-9 After six days Jesus took with Him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. 3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.

4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!”

6 When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground, terrified. 7 But Jesus came and touched them. He said, “Get up. Don’t be afraid.” 8 When they looked up they saw no one except Jesus.

9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Do not tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

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Woah….and this God….whose full manifestation is that of cosmic light…..made all of us, in his image….. this God made me?

In my mother’s womb, God wove me with all my attributes & family inheritance…And this God that names himself LOVE, loves me? And he knows me? And he makes all things work together for my good?…Maybe I can fathom it a bit more…the size of our Creator… and how small my circumstances may seem….and how large my purpose really may be…

This is beginning to make sense to me.

How small doubt is…

And how small fear is…

The God, that made everything, is rooting for me & championing me…

Yes and Amen.

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