I’ve been reading Jerry Bridges’ new book this week, The Transforming Power of The Gospel. In Chapter Two Bridges details the Holiness of God. He reminds us that God is infinite, “Transcendent Majesty,” and “Moral Purity.” It’s always good to think on who God is, especially before coming to see Him, worship Him, and celebrate the Gospel with Him. What comes into our minds when we think about God, A.W. Tozer says, is the most important thing about us.
Speaking on God’s being infinite, Bridges identifies that "the distance to the “know edge of the universe is said to be about thirteen billion light years away.” “In miles” he says, “that would be 78,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.” Seventy-eight billion, trillion miles.
This got me thinking of two things:
- God is always way bigger than we ever imagine.
- I wonder how long it would take the Millennium Falcon to traverse the universe to give us some idea of just how big God is.
Accordingly, I did some research. As it turns out, from these two sites, Star Trek vs. Star Wars .net and The Jedi Council Forums, it appears that what Han Solo meant regarding the Millennium Falcon making the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs and the fact that “she’ll make .5 lightspeed” is that the Millennium Falcon can zoom 372,564 miles per second (22,353,840 miles per hour).
How long will it take for the Han and Chewbacca to travel to the known edge of the universe? I don’t know, because my calculator doesn’t allow for that many digits. Guessing, though, even still, if they didn’t run out of Wookie Cookies and Yoda Soda on this extreme “road trip,” well, it still doesn’t matter, because our God is bigger than the universe, He created the universe, He is infinite!
Come worship this God tomorrow. 10:00am. Come worship our God, come celebrate – even with Him – the Gospel.
I kept thinking in my head while you were giving the serman that Gods love for us is, and if I may quote Buzz Lightyear, Gods love for us is “TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!!”
Jennifer…LOVE IT!!! ;-)
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