Sunday, January 6, 2008

How Great is our God!

When I wrote my blog yesterday, I had no idea that I would see a video today that would make such an impression on me. We watched a video in Sunday School class today titled "How great is our God" by Louie Giglio. I believe this man is a christian who has an extensive background in science. He showed us a picture taken by the Hubbel(sp)telescope of a galaxy 360 million light years away. He tried to help us put that in perspective but it's hard to get a handle on it. He then showed us 4 stars, created by the God of the universe, that are absolutely amazing. The first is the Sun. We don't realize how big it is. He compared the earth to a golf ball and said that an entire bus load of golf balls would fit in the Sun. He showed us 3 other stars, the largest of which is equivalent to 6 empire state buildings on top of each other. The earth (again comparing to earth to a golf ball) would cover the state of Texas 22 inches deep to be as large as that star. Even in our own galaxy, the earth is one of the smallest planets. Yet, no other star or planet can support life as we have it on earth. The earth is indeed a special planet.
He then read scriptures that tell how special we are to God--the same God that breathed out the stars(millions of them like the ones he discussed) and created this vast universe--He knows our name and everything about us! We are fearfully and wonderfully made. He described some of the amazing things that happen in the developing baby in the womb. He then told about an amazing protein adhesion molecule in our bodies. We have many of them, and they literally hold us together, they are the "glue" of the body. He showed us molecular diagram of this protein adhesion molecule--called laminin--and it is in the shape of a cross. It made what I believe will be a lasting impression on me, and I hope I will have a much better idea of just what a wonderful, big, great God we have!
(you can see parts of this video by googling Louie Giglio--he has about 3 short videos on u-tube (sp?)

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Nice to hear from you again. :-)