Do you ever feel that your God is small and either unable or uninterested in helping you?
I want to give you a small glimpse into who my God is. I was outside last night and just enjoying the cool air, smell of spring and the clear sky. It has rained for the past week so last night I was looking up at the sky and I said, wow. There was not a cloud in the sky and all the stars were twinkling and the crescent moon was so beautiful. It looked like a Disney movie. I got to wondering how close the nearest star is.
The nearest star is 4.3 light years away. Light is the fastest thing known to mankind and travels at 186,000 miles per second. If you were standing in Georgia and had a light bright enough to be seen from California (2,500 miles), it would travel across the United States in an instant. Faster than you can blink. You say, that’s great, but you may not really understand what it means. Think of the earth and how long it would take to fly around the circumference of the earth. If you were in a jet, the flight around the earth would take 40 hours. The speed of light would equal flying around the earth 7.5 times in one second. Let that sink in for a minute.
At the speed of light, the moon is 1.3 seconds away. So last night I was looking at a moon that was 1.3 light seconds away and the nearest star was 4.3 light years away. Again, one light second is like flying around the earth 7.5 times on one second. So the nearest star I saw last night, was 4.3 years’ worth of days, hours and seconds from earth. There was a plane flying by last night that had its lights on and the twinkling from the star looked as close as the light from the plane.
Lastly for a whooper of a statistic, the farthest known galaxy is 13 billion light years away. If you are like me, I cannot even get my mind around those numbers. It’s not 13 billion miles away, it is 13 billion light years away.
My God is important and he knows everything that is happening everywhere at every moment. In life there are always those important people like movie stars, athletes, rich people, bosses that are too big and too important to talk to. When God see this I think he just snickers at us. We can’t comprehend how big God is and how important he is. I can talk to him anytime I want to for as long as I want to and he never never never looks at his watch. He knows everything there is to know about me and to my amazement, he still loves me.
So the next time you get to thinking about how important you are, just remember that you are his child. KT