The Universe in Scale

galaxiesI’ve had an interest in astronomy since getting my first telescope in fourth grade. My love for the wonders of the universe helped prepare me to hear the gospel and respond to Christ. In terms of the greatness of God and His universe, may this visual scale of the universe give you some perspective. (Be sure to go both ways on the sliding scale.)

 And when you’re done, contemplate Isaiah 40:10-14:

10 See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and his arm rules for him. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him. 11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. 12 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? 13 Who has understood the mind of the LORD, or instructed him as his counselor? 14 Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge or showed him the path of understanding?

Randy Alcorn, founder of EPM

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over fifty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries

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