“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?”
Isaiah 40:12, NIV
The world oceans total 329 million cubic miles of water with an average depth of 12,400 feet. Yet the Bible says God is so big he cups the waters of the globe in the hollow of a single hand, the way a thirsty man might drink from a stream! Our planet boasts some magnificent mountain peaks. Mount Everest: 29,000 feet. Mount Lenin: 24,000 feet. Pike’s Peak: 14,000 feet. God sizes them up like a jeweler weighs the smallest of gems. The Earth is 26,000 miles around – 18,000 miles through from pole to pole – at a weight of 6 sextillion metric tons! Yet, to God it is like dust at the bottom of a grain bucket!
What about space? Astronomers say if you could ride a beam of light at 186,000 miles per second and were to have started across our own Milky Way galaxy and been riding for the 6000 years of recorded history, you would only be one tenth of the way across by now. Yet, they number billions of such galaxies in our universe. The diameter of the observable universe measures some forty million, million light years – that is 240 million, million, trillion miles! Yet God measures the expanse of the universe as if it were as inconsequential as the distance between His thumb and little finger!
He has the whole world – the whole universe in His hands! Invite God to open your eyes to His bigness today. And worship Him that holds you in His heart.
QUESTION: Do you ever stop to realize how big God is? Do you stop to realize how important you are to Him?