Friday night during our first session we watched a video by Louie Giglio, who was with Chris Tomlin on the Indescribable tour. The video in and of itself is very powerful and really hit me hard. After watching I couldn't just leave that time of worship and go hang out by the campfire and act like it didn't happen. I just wanted to fall completely on my face and worship Christ. So I did. Everyone was around the fire and I sat back then walked around a little bit to just praise God and worship in ways I haven't done in awhile.... So back to this video, it has definitely put some thing into perspective for me so I started to look up more information about it. I came across another blog that one of the people attending the tour wrote...I copied most of what he wrote about it but also added some things to it pertaining mostly to myself.
The heavens are telling the glory of God, and their expanse declares the work of His hands. Night after night they remind us of just how small we are, and how huge God is. Looking out into the far reaches of the universe, we find a seemingly infinite expanse of mystery and wonder, intricately fashioned by a God of unfathomable size and power. Just a glimpse of one of the billions of visible galaxies He has formed resizes us, shrinking us, and the world we call home, to seeming insignificance in an instant. But as tiny as we may seem, the God who knows every star by name also knows yours, and mine. And in the most stunning rescue imaginable, God sent His Son to this spinning planet we call home --the Creator reconnecting us to Him with life that never ends.
So, How Great is Our God?
M51, or the whirlpool galaxy, astronomers call it the "darling of astronomy." This shows us two things about this galaxy in the deep reaches of space:
1) Every second there are new stars being born....did you get that? EVERY SECOND A NEW STAR IS BORN!!! Millions of star incubators are found within the whirlpool galaxy.
2) Not only that, but at the center of this galaxy is a black hole which the Hubble Telescope took a picture of...and wow, check this out
Every living creature has laminin inside of them...the purpose of laminin is that it basically keeps our bodies from falling apart. It holds us together as one united whole.
The laminin looks like this....
Amazing huh??? I thought so...
The cross is EVERYWHERE...it casts a shadow over the entire universe...constantly reminding us of what Jesus did for the world.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made...by such a marvelous creator who knows us inside and out, God. I just can't comprehend how someone who calls themselves an unbeliever can see these things and not question. There is so much detail in everything God created....flowers (how the define gravity and suck water up from the ground), a galaxy (I don't think I even need to explain that, the pictures say enough)....and especially us (because we are made in the likeness of Him...man, what a humbling thing to remind yourself of.