A Big Universe


Our solar system has a diameter of 7.5 billion miles. That means if you drove your space car 65 miles per hour around the clock, it would take you 13,172 years to get across it. And there are over 100 billion stars in the Milky Way (galaxy, not candy bar). That’s 100 billion solar systems in our galaxy. Astronomers estimate that there are 50 billion galaxies in the universe.

As I meet people I didn’t know I knew, I often comment, “It’s a small world.”

But as I look to the sky, I conclude, “It’s a big universe.”

And call me simple, but I figure that if a watch must have a watch maker, then a universe must have a universe maker. But the majesty of God is not that he is big. It is that he is small.

During World War II, Viktor Frankl was a prisoner in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. In his book, Man’s Search for Meaning, Frankl chronicled his experience and found something outside of himself. He wrote, “Being human always points, and is directed, to something, or Someone other than oneself.”

That was Frankl’s way of saying the God of the universe wants to be the God of your heart.


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