Wednesday, June 04, 2008

How Great Is Our Indescribable God...

"For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him."
Psalm 103:11

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.”
Psalm 19:1-4

This is our galaxy called the Milky Way.
It is one of the billions of other galaxies that are yet to be known in this universe.
And you can see that even our huge sun right there, is merely like a speck of dust on the Milky Way.
What more about planet earth?

This, is our beloved sun.
No, it isn't like the ones we used to draw on paper with a smiley face.
It's raging with fire - like a planet with constant nuclear bombs all the time!

And how big is it compared to earth?

There you have it.
That's the approximate size of earth for comparison.
It takes 8 MINUTES for beams of light from the sun to hit your skin here on earth.

God hung each unique star, each unique solar system in its place - to declare the glory of God and His handiwork.

He called EACH of them by NAME and placed them each in his masterpiece.
Imagine naming each of these!

It's hard to fathom that all those tiny pin dots of light are larger than our earth. The picture above is actually of some of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy. Do you see the small red star in the middle? That's the closest star to our sun. It's name is Proxima Centauri. It "only" takes 4.22 years for light to reach us from that star.

God's lovingkindess towards us is as high as the heavens are above the earth. When I think about the vast canopy above me that is filled with more stars then we could possibly ever count, I can't help but bless the Lord for loving me with a love that is that vast.

Take a look at this picture.

If you had a telescope and followed the handle of the Big Dipper away from the dipper's bowl, until you get to the handle's last bright star, you would then just slide your telescope a little south and west and you'd find this stunning pair of galaxies.

The Whirlpool Galaxy is a classic spiral galaxy. At only 30 million light years away from us and fully 60 thousand light years across, this is one of the brightest and most picturesque galaxies in the sky. Anyone with a good pair of binoculars may also be able to find this beauty. It’s referred to a Grand Design Galaxy.

Astronomers affectionately call it “The Darling of the Universe” because its design is so beautiful. It’s a favorite for astronomers to photograph. The pink areas are star birthing incubators. The whole galaxy is made up of hundreds of billions of stars.

So how much does He love you and me?

Take a look.

The God of the universe, the One who made all the stars and galaxies,
made the tree that this cross was made from…
He was innocent, blameless and pure, yet He came to bear the weight of the world on His shoulders.

He died for you and me.

“... although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond servant, and being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even death on the cross.”
Philippians. 2:6-8

This is how much He loves you and me.
Eventhough we're just a tiny pale blue dot in space.

His matchless grace and lovingkindness is everywhere. Long before you decided what you were going to do with God, God decided what He was going to do with you. And that was to NOT give you what your sins deserved. But He gave His Son what your sins deserved. And to give you the gift of Himself. And an invitation to live forever with Him.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, would not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16

He unconditionally loves you.

If all the universe were made just for us, it would be too large. But it's not, it’s made to declare HIS GLORY. There are frontiers of space that scientists have yet to even see, but His glory is there.

Remember the Whirlpool Galaxy pictured above?
The one astronomers call "The Darling of the Universe"?

A few years ago they kept zooming in and zooming in to get a closer look at their darling. What they saw in the very center of the galaxy is pictured below. I promise you, this is an unaltered photo I took directly from the NASA website called Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Scientists call it the X Structure in the core of the Whirlpool Galaxy. I’m not here to make a scientific case, but I will tell you it’s huge. The beams reach 1100 light years across and the diameter of the beams is 100 light years.

(A light year is equal to 5.88 TRILLION miles!)

You can call it the X Structure in the core of the Whirlpool Galaxy, or you can call it a cross. But, could it be “Jesus, the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Revelation 13:8) It could just be a coincidence. But isn’t it amazing! 31 million light years away, this has been beaming all across the heavens since creation.

What are you facing?
Depression, divorce, abandonment, shame, guilt, loneliness, wrongly accused, cancer, bankruptcy, or the darkness of death itself?

There is NOTHING that can shake you out of the hand of God. He is not only holding the whole universe in the palm of His hand, He is holding you. His lovingkindness and grace is enough to hold onto you and to bring you through it all; able to still love Him, and rejoicing in His goodness, even in the darkness.

He loves you too much to let you go.
You can trust Him.

This is one of the stars in space releasing gases and fumes.
And the astronomers were zooming and zooming into this star to find out what's in its core.
This was what they found, and no it wasn't photoshopped or editted.

Check this out.

Whoa, huh?
Some call it the "Eye of God".
Well, even before they could find out what's in the middle, I always knew that God was watching me, all the time. He sees, knows and loves me inside out.

This is the Hubble Space Telescope that sweeps around the Earth once every 97 minutes. It is this thing that captured all the images you've just seen above, COMPLETELY. They transfer 2,560,000 pixels back to earth to convert them into AN image.
Dunno how many hours for just ONE pixel to return to earth!

And you're complaining your internet dial-up connection is very bad?

Haha, you know, men could continue building the greatest of technologies to unveil the mysteries and wonders of God. But even as we keep discovering more and more, God just keeps blowing our minds away with His never ending wonders.

We're so tiny and small!
Don't you feel that after this post??

The bible said that God measures the UNIVERSE with the span of His hand.
But yet, He loves and cares for us eventhough we're practically not visible at all in the universe!
But he does.. he sees us, each and everyone of us.

From the previous post.
For those of y'all who were to busy or lazy to google LAMININ.
Here it is....

Laminin is the major non-collagenous component of the basal lamina such as those on which cells of an epithelium sit. Laminin is a vital protein to make sure overall body structures hold together. Improper production of laminin can cause muscles to form improperly.

And this what laminin looks like.

He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:15-20

With all these wonders that surround us...
It is undeniable that God is truly great and magnificent.
He is in our very being!
How could anyone say that this universe popped out of nowhere, just like that?
It's so beautiful and with it's undiscovered mysteries, it definitely has a Creator.

I was totally blown away with whatever I've just known.
And I couldn't help but share it with you.
Otherwise, I'd be very selfish :)

How great is our indescribable God.

Thanks to Louie Giglio of Passion Conferences for some of the information contained in this post.


Victor said...

watched the indescribable video eh, good one =)

☆..:¤Öñ€ ÔF ª K¡ñФ:..☆ said...

yeah, it's awesome! (:

ezra said...

Amen to that. Great post Mel =D

☆..:¤Öñ€ ÔF ª K¡ñФ:..☆ said...

thanks ezra! :)

julia said...

lovely post! almost brought me to tears, especially with that song, lol. i just told you that on msn but ohwells[: thanks for passing me the link just now, blessed me loads[:

LoneDrifter said...


So why was amazing grace a sad

Thanks for this wonderful sharing...

Bless you Mel..


untintedgrace said...

this is just AWESOME. :)
thanks for sharing melissa! :)


☆..:¤Öñ€ ÔF ª K¡ñФ:..☆ said...

well, it touched my heart and i just had to share it with you guys..

hope it touched you too!

god bless!

leong said...

Nice post gal. hehe... very nice. take care k... hugs.. =p

☆..:¤Öñ€ ÔF ª K¡ñФ:..☆ said...

awww thanks! :)
huggs back.

Anonymous said...

hey i knw gods great...u are also great..hehe,,,anyway,,can give me bible class ah???haha..kk,,tc..bye..huggs,,kisses.

☆..:¤Öñ€ ÔF ª K¡ñФ:..☆ said...

lol... xD

bible class, i scared i'm not good enough.

hugs and kisses back at cha! ;)

Jackson said...

This is awesome!!
imagine we're so tiny little creature..each single hair on us
God can calculate them.
more ppl should see this.
Share more!!


Anonymous said...

You don't know me but I am a penticostal christian. I live in Utah. My pastor just showed the Indescribable movie in sunday school today. I was moved to tears. It has captured my soal. I ran home and got online to find the pictures myself so that I could show my unsaved husband and I ran into your blog. I absolutely love it and well when all is said and done maybe I will get the chance meet you in heaven. Your friend and sister in christ.

☆..:¤Öñ€ ÔF ª K¡ñФ:..☆ said...

oh wow, that's really great to hear! i hope your husband would come to open his heart to the lord and receive His beautiful salvation too!

i'm glad to be a blessing to you.
just passing and sharing the wonderful message.
why don't you do the same too? ;)

god bless sister :)

Anonymous said...

Great and wonderful, just one question: Doesn't this contradict information in the Bible o.O? I grew up that the heavens and earth were made 6000 years ago if you trace the genealogy of Jesus and adding 2000+ years to that number. =P Just curious.

☆..:¤Öñ€ ÔF ª K¡ñФ:..☆ said...

why does that contradict?
anyways, god made all of these, not men.
and it's so marvelous, it glorifies god! :D

Nathan said...

Wow! Love your blog! You rock for the rock! I am gonna add you on facebook! Our awesome Abba Father loves us so much, what else can we do but love Him back! Just love on our lover! You a worshiper? Wow awesome blog once again! How big is my daddy!!!!!

☆..:¤Öñ€ ÔF ª K¡ñФ:..☆ said...

would love to see you on FB :D
thanks for the comment, i'm definitely a worshipper! God's awesome, take care, God bless you!


you complete me :)