Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Really, Really, Really BIG God

Magellan Telescope

Great Magellan Telescope

The Hubble Telescope has given us images of the universe that have been almost beyond our comprehension, but when the Giant Magellan Telescope begins operations in 2021 it will produce images ten times sharper than those delivered by the Hubble. The GMT will address key questions in cosmology, astrophysics and the study of planets outside our solar system.

When I see the ever-expanding view of our universe, I realize how minute my understanding of God has been. Yes, I believe God created the earth on which we live, the clouds, and the Milky Way, but glimpses of the universe from the Hubble make me realize how very little I understand about God.

I am not alone in having a limited view of God. References to our lack of understanding God fill the pages of the Bible.

“Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! — Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? — The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power. — Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. — No one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  — Whatever exists is far off and most profound– who can discover it? — No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all their efforts to search it out, no one can discover its meaning. Even if the wise claim they know, they cannot really comprehend it.”

I cannot comprehend the greatness of God.
All I can do is raise my hands to heaven and sing to God,

I Stand, I Stand in Awe of You

You are beautiful beyond description
Too marvelous for words
Too wonderful of comprehension
Like nothing ever seen or heard
Who can grasp You infinite wisdom
Who can fathom the depth of Your love
You are beautiful beyond description
Majesty enthroned above.

And I stand, I stand in awe of You
I stand, I stand in awe of You
Holy God to whom all praise is due
I stand in awe of You.
I Stand in Awe of You – by Mark Altrogge/

Romans 11:33, Job 11:7, Job 37:23, Psalm 145:3, Ecclesiastes 3:11; 7:24; 8:17

Martha Hawn VanCise©2015