In the Beginning God…

“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” Colossians 1: 16 – 17

Creator! That title is seen to be all the more profound when considering this sampling of what was created.

Our sun has a mass 333,000 times that of earth. Its volume is about 1,300,00 times that of earth. To produce its light it burns 4.2 tons of its substance per second. Every second it throws off more energy than humanity has used in all of history. Its core temperature is 25 million degrees Fahrenheit. It has been calculated that a pinhead size of its matter would emit such heat it would kill a person at a distance of 100 miles.

Jupiter is 1,300 times the size of earth. It is larger than all other members of the solar system combined. It travels at an equatorial speed of 30,000 miles per hour.

Then there is the big boy with the unusual name of Beatle Juice (Betelgeuse). It has a diameter of 250 million miles. That is greater than the earth’s orbit.   

Then consider the other extreme in size, Mercury. It consists of six trillion atoms per ounce.  

Little wonder that the writer of Colossians in speaking of creation refers to things “visible and invisible.” That reference to atoms as being invisible was written long before atoms were even know.  

In light of that the following deserves a little fanfare. 

“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet, All sheep and oxen—Even the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea that pass through the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8: 3 – 9)

The cherry on top: “God so loved the world that whosoever believes in Him might be saved.” What an awesome God.