As I was watching television last night, I heard this quote. It immediately captured my imagination. Our sun is the center of our solar system. The gravitational forces exerted by the sun keep the earth in a consistent orbit around the sun. At the same time, the sun warms the earth and its light affects life on earth. This created object was designed to do many jobs, big and small, simultaneously.
I thought about the things the sun does: Warms the earth; Provides energy; Causes photosynthesis, creating chlorophyll; dries laundry; makes vitamin D in my body; brings light; causes rainbows; creates beautiful sunsets; influences weather; etc… It is truly an amazing object.
If this one object can do so much, imagine what the God who created it can do. This thought boggled my mind. God is intelligent enough to create something that can benefit millions of people, plants and animals constantly and all at the same time. God is big enough to create a sun that can control the paths of whole planets. My God has enough power to create a star that contains unfathomable energy.
This same God didn’t just make one star like our sun. There are countless stars in the sky. Our God knows each of the stars by name. This supremely intelligent, creative, powerful, detailed being cares about me. He loves me so much that wants a personal relationship with me. How incredible is that? With all that is going on in our world and the entire universe, God wants to be in a relationship with me.
Like the sun, pouring forth energy, power and light, God affects a countless number of things all at the same time. His love reaches out and touches us in ways we don’t even comprehend. “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:21–23, ESV) Each new day God’s goodness dawns on our lives and warms our souls.
It is incredible that, “The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” But today, I sit back in awestruck wonder contemplating and marveling at the fact that Almighty God has time to warm my soul and bring sweetness to my life as if He has nothing else in the universe to do.