Psalm 33:6 “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made,”
[How powerful you are, Lord, able to create through just speaking. Praise you, Lord Jesus, that you, as the Living Word, created all that there is: “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible….” (Col. 1:16).
Your might is immeasurable, your strength is stupendous, your power is perpetual–greater than the width and breadth of the known heavens. Scientists tell us that the diameter of the known universe is 24 billion light years, a number way beyond anything a human being can comprehend, yet you fill all of it with your presence. You power is greater than we will ever comprehend, for you are infinite in every way. We stand in awe of you!]
“their starry host by the breath of his mouth.”
[You, Lord Jesus, are the Star Breather, exhaling stars great and small, each burning at incredibly high temperatures, giving out light and heat to all around them. Then you ushered them into their proper places, into galaxies, and clusters of galaxies, placing them purposefully in your universe.
You breathed billions of stars, placed them billions of light years apart, yet you can measure this all with the span of your hand.
The closest star to our solar system is Alfa Centori. If we could travel at the speed of light (186,000 miles per second—meaning we could circle the earth 7 times in a scond!), we would travel 1 week, then 1 month, then 1 year, and be only a quarter of the way there! We would have to travel 4.5 years to reach that star, longer than it takes for a high school education!
Many of the “stars” we see at night are actually whole galaxies made up of billions of stars. Some of the stars in these galaxies are 10,000 times larger than our sun—so large they contradict the know laws of physics! Our God is great beyond our grasp, powerful beyond our perception, mighty beyond all we can imagine.
Yes, you, O Lord God, the majestic and mighty One, the wise and good One, the Creator God, you are worthy of worship and love, worthy of awe and fear, worthy of obedience by all your creatures.
May I walk in wonder before you today, living in your light of your presence, serving you in the shadow of your splendor.]