The Universe

Science isn’t sure whether our universe is actually infinite or not, but they say it’s “at least” 93 billion light years in diameter. One light year equals 5,865,696,000,000 miles. I’ll tell you what, let’s just go with ‘really, really big’.

Some people wonder whether we are alone in the universe. Is there life out there on other planets in other solar systems or galaxies?

I have heard the question asked ‘how can we be so silly as to think that in a universe as amazingly vast as ours, that we are the only life’?

But what if the whole, unbelievably enormous universe wasn’t made for us? What if it was made for a different purpose?

David said this in Psalm 19:1 “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.”

What if God made this astounding creation for the purpose of showing how great he is? To give us some kind of hint as to his expansiveness?

A creation does two things: it points to the skill of the one who created it, and it points to the greatness of the one to whom it is given.

Imagine a kings crown, made with purest gold, inlaid with resplendent gems and jewels. It reveals the skill and creativity of the craftsman who made it, but it also points to the greatness of the one on whose head it sits.

John 13:3 says “Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God.”

This great creation points to the one who is greatest of all.

So if this universe - in all its greatness - isn’t actually about us, but rather has the purpose of pointing to how great God is; I wouldn’t say it’s too big or too grandiose.

I’d actually say it’s just about the right size.