This book had me looking out the window and up to the skies ALOT. : ) Thinking about God and how great and majestic He is.
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork." Psalm 19:1
I love that feeling of exhilaration when I look at the stars and this book reminded me of that again.
One of the authors, Louie Giglio says here:
"...everyone, everywhere at some point in life has gazed into the night sky and felt a sense of wonder. That's what this book is about."
There are hundreds of billions of stars out there. Author Matt Redman says here:
"Astronomers now believe there to be more stars in the visible universe (what we know to be there) than there are grains of sand on all of the world's beaches and deserts. As it turns out, we're even smaller than we thought we were. And our creator God is far mightier than we ever imagined Him to be."
|A Spiral Galaxy|
"The newest evidence suggests that there are somewhere between one hundred and two hundred billion galaxies in the universe, each of them containing hundreds of billions of stars. And as most scientists agree, there still seems to be no end in sight."
Matt Redman goes on to say in the next chapter:
"These incomparable and unfathomable wonders above tell us of a God who is quite simply...indescribable."
The incredible thing is , is that God knows all his creation by name. Everything He has created has purpose and He loves it all.
"Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing." Isaiah 40:26
'Not one is missing'...Wow, how great is our God!
I loved all the scripture they used in this book and how it ties in so perfectly with science. They quote the astrophysicist, Paul Davies:
"The equations of physics have in them incredible simplicity, elegance and beauty."
There is order and laws in science. Everything God created works together. If one thing is off, everything goes off. If the sun were just a little closer, or if the earth turned a little differently life would not be sustainable.
"For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things were created through him and for him."
And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together." Col. 1:16-17
|The Milky Way|
The authors also examine how the God of all, sees us on this little blue speck called earth. What Louie Giglio writes here really stirred my heart. Oh how loved we are:
"If you look closely enough at the pale blue dot, you'll find, besides a busy roadway, just outside a small city, on a hot and searing afternoon thousands of years ago, a cross that still looms ever so large in history and eternity. On this cross hung not just one of us, but God Himself in human flesh - the originator of the vast universe who engulfs us by giving His life for us all.
Jesus - the name itself meaning He would save His people from their sins. For love Jesus chose to come to this 'mote of dust' embodying God's indelible proclamation: 'I love you.' How amazing that, on this tiny cosmic speck, His incomprehensible death provided a covering for our fallenness, His resurrection life bridging the way back to the arms of our Maker."
Matt Redman continues these thoughts in another chapter:
"How could it be that the One who spoke these epic galaxies into being lavishes His love on the likes of you and me? The all-powerful hands of the Maker became the nail-pierced hands of the Savior. He who is everything, made Himself nothing."
So much to ponder and reflect on.
I really loved this book. I read it on my e-reader and would love to get a hard copy.
I found my e-reader didn't do justice to the pictures it shared, but if you go to this link you can see all the pictures in full color...Beautiful! God's Indescribable Creation
"Indescribable" by Chris Tomlin: