Hebrews 1:1–4 ‘The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.’ (v3a)
It is estimated that the ‘observable universe’ is a sphere with a diameter of about 92 billion lightyears and a volume of about 410 nonillion (410 thousand billion, billion, billion) cubic lightyears!
That’s big. We know too that the position of the earth in relation to the sun is such that we have temperatures warm enough that we don’t freeze and cool enough that we don’t boil.
Christian apologists talk of the ‘fine tuning of the universe’ as being one of many proofs of the existence of God, or at least of an ‘intelligent designer’.
We know that our earth orbits around the sun. But this verse in Hebrews tells us that all things are kept in place by the Word of the Son.
We can get lost in the complexity of science and trying to get a handle on these big figures. But the Christian has a loving God at the very heart of the universe, one who cares for you personally.
We can only wonder at the purpose of the vastness of what God has created and whether in some way, our future enjoyment of a new heavens and earth might in any way connect.
The Word of Jesus is powerful. It’s the power of the word with which all things came into being: ‘And God said…’ (Gen. 1:3) and is an ongoing Word.
Now we know that the earth is groaning; waiting for the sons of God to be revealed (Rom. 8:22), so we mustn’t presume that our fractured earth is a result of Jesus’ Word.
But we do know that this day has been destined and Jesus, Lord of all, will speak into it and looks for willing listeners who will heed His call. Are you ready?
A Prayer To Make:
Thank You, Lord, for the blessing of this day. You are willing it and so we enjoy all that you for us. Amen.
An Action To Take:
As you enjoy creation, think of it with Jesus in mind. He was there in the beginning. Nothing was made without Him.
Scripture To Consider:
Gen. 1:1–2; Ps. 33:1–22; Eph. 3:7–13; Heb. 4:12–16