More Powerful than We Think

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. 
(Genesis 1:14-19)
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. 
(Romans 1:20)
The sun is very big. It is 1.3 million times bigger than the earth and it accounts for 99.86% of all the mass in our entire solar system. The sun is also very hot. It burns at temperatures of over 15 million degrees Celsius, emitting as much energy every single second as the detonation of 92 billion megaton nuclear bombs! That’s pretty impressive, but it’s nowhere near as impressive as the fact that the Bible tells us that God created the sun in a day.

The sun is one of 400 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy alone. If we were to count all those stars at a rate of three per second, twenty-four hours a day, then it would take us over a thousand years to count them all. So let’s not miss what Scripture is trying to teach us about God’s greatness and power when it says, in just five simple throwaway words, that “He also made the stars.”

Many of our worries in life can be traced back to a puny view of God. We doubt that he is either able or willing to do all that he has promised in our lives. We act as if he has left us alone in the universe to work out our own fate without him. The good news of Genesis 1 is that God made us for a purpose and he longs for us to walk in the good of our deep friendship with him. These verses invite us to confess that God is far more powerful than we think.
1)  When was the last time that you looked up at the sun, or at the stars in the night sky, and offered praise to God for what his great creation proclaims about its even greater Creator? Why not do so now?

2)  When was the last time that you invited one of your friends who does not yet have faith in God to consider what the world around them shouts out loud about its Creator? How might Romans 1:20 encourage you to do so?

3)  Make a list of the concerns and worries that you are living with right now. Then write down under your list what creation says about God’s power into those situations. Are you able to make some time today to bring each of those worries to God and that you trust him to be the powerful Creator God to you?
Father God, I thank you that you made the sun, moon and stars and all of the other great objects in the universe. I confess that nothing is too difficult for you. You are the Almighty God. I cast all my worries onto you today. Amen.
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