Thinking about God’s creative power makes our minds want to explode. Astronomers tell us that there are an estimated two hundred sextillion stars in the universe. That’s a 2 followed by 23 zeroes: 200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. 3 The magnitude of a number like this stuns our puny minds. As it should.
God spoke each and every one of these stars into existence with but a few words (1:14-19). And the prophet Isaiah reminds us that He knows the name of each one (Isa. 40:26).
The God who created such an immense universe and intimately knows every millimeter of it can’t just be thought of as “big.” He’s bigger than big. He’s not just great; he’s greater than great. We have no words to describe fully the magnitude and power of the God who simply said “Let there be…” and suddenly, it was.
How does what you have been taught about the origin of the universe line up with the story of creation in Scripture?