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::Devotional:: ‘Master of the Universe’

February 16, 2010

When I was a kid a popular cartoon was “He-Man, and The Masters of The Universe.”  I watched it all the time and I even had many of the toys from the toy line that went along with it.  I was amazed at the power of this hero, He-Man.  I’m grown now and I don’t believe I’ve thought about He-man in a very long time before today’s blog.  Last night I watched part of a video called “God of Wonders” a student gave me for Christmas and I was awestruck at the true Master of the Universe – God Almighty!

Have you ever wondered why God made the Universe so big?  I mean, wouldn’t it have been enough to maybe limit it to just the Sun, the Earth, the Moon, and some stars?  Wouldn’t that have accomplished all that we need?  Well, we don’t have to wonder because God chose to put his reasoning down in the scriptures.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.”  Psalm 19:1-2

The reason the Universe was created so big is because God wanted to proclaim his own glory.  When you are God Almighty, you have nothing else to proclaim but yourself and that is perfectly acceptable.  The vastness of the Universe serves as evidence of God and his power, to the point where anyone who would ignore his existence would be foolish of the facts.  Paul said that even the creation of the Earth is a proclamation of God’s invisible qualities of eternal power and divine nature, and nobody is justified in using the excuse that they never knew there was a God.

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 men are without excuse.  Romans 1:20

After watching the video last night and doing some reasearch about the universe, I was almost in tears at the AWESOMENESS of GOD.  It is estimated that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies in the universe, and close to 300 billion stars just within our own Milky Way galaxy, over 8,000 of which are visible from earth and 2,500 of those just by the naked eye.

Consider the photo on the left, taken from the Hubble Space Telescope.  In its ultra deep field setting, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured this image containing 10,000 identifiable galaxies.  Our solar system, consisting of the Sun and the planets, is contained within one of those galaxies – the Milky Way.

Can you fathom the amount of stars in the universe?  As amazing as that is to think about and try to wrap our minds around, it pales in comparison to what Isaiah tells us about God.

“Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:  Who created all these?  He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name.  Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.”  Isaiah 40:26.

Each of the hundreds of billions of galaxies, containing billions of stars a piece, are all within the hand of God.  He puts them in place, He calls each by name, and not one of them is missing.

Imagine David looking into the dark night sky and writing these words in Psalm 8:  “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?

If God cares so much about the Universe, imagine how much he cares about you.

Truly, God is the Master of The Universe!

-Stay Rooted Col. 2:7-

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