Jesus January 12th, 2008
Last night at Youth Group, we watched this video from the Chris Tomlin “How Great is Our God Tour” and I was seriously blown away, like so blown away its taken me till now to get back to tell everyone what I learned. They had this teacher come out and talk about God, and he said he was going to talk about how big God is. He started talking about how many Earths could fit inside the Sun…I don’t remember the exact number but it was a lot. Then he talked about stars that were even bigger than the Sun…and how many Earths could fit in there. One of the stars, I think it was Pollux is 31 light years away, he said a light year was 5.88 trillion miles, he said we could do the math on our own, I’m IB, long story short, I did.
Pollux is 182.28 trillion miles away from Earth. And that’s not even the farthest away, that’s just in our galaxy. Can you imagine how unbelievably huge the universe is? How unbelievably huge the God who created it is? (At this point I will mention that when I told the group I had done the math in my head during the video, they all said “Of course you did” and I got one “Holy smartness” ) Then there was the largest star discovered so far, Canis Majoris (the teacher says he thinks that means “The Big Dog” heehee).
He had related the size of the Earth to a golf ball in relation to the other stars, like “If the earth was a golf ball, Sirius would be the height of six Empire State Buildings stacked.” Well, in relation to Canis Majoris, the amount of earths it would take to fill Canis Majoris is the same amount of golf balls it would take to cover the ground of the state of Texas – 22 inches deep. That’s a big star. He spoke about how in the Bible it says that God breathed out the stars…He breathed out Canis Majoris. That’s intense.
So not only is his mouth big enough to breathe that out, but that’s like his oxygen. Think about that the next time you exhale and you cant even see the individual carbon dioxide molecules leaving your body…I told you, I was blown away. How can there be any other explanation if not this, that God created the Universe. I can’t see how anyone can believe evolution, or that a universe like this exploded out of nothing. I’m sorry, but I’m just not buying it.
The Sun is the tiny dot, Canis Majoris is the large beastly mass next to it.
Then go here, and watch the really sweet video of the planets and their size.
He also mentioned this really cool thing called Laminin. He called it the cell that is the “glue that holds our body together.” I don’t know exactly what it does…but it’s a big thing apparently. The best part though is seeing Laminin. So you have to Google Laminin and then go to images. Partly because I don’t want to put any more images on here, partly because I want you to be in suspense, and partly because you’ll be blown away and since that is the case, I shall see you tomorrow when you return.
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