HOLDING THE UNIVERSE
AN AMAZING FACT: Though scientists can’t see all the galaxies in the universe, there are an estimated 100,000 galaxies in the observable universe. Full-size galaxies (as opposed to “small” galaxies) generally contain at least 100,000 stars, as well as planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and dust-and-gas-composed nebulae. There are three major types of galaxies—spiral, elliptical, and irregular. The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy.
All you need to do is look up on a dark, starlit night to be awed and perhaps a bit overwhelmed by the beauty of the heavens. How does it all mesh together into one perfect and exciting universe? The simple answer is: God holds it together.
The physical laws He has ordained all work together to control the power and movements of the planets, stars, and galaxies. He keeps them all synchronized. Without the precise physical laws God created, the universe would crumble into chaos.
The law of God prevents chaos in the spiritual realm as well; it holds everything together. In Psalm 19, the Scripture says that God’s perfect spiritual law converts our souls, makes us wise and happy, and opens our eyes to truth.
The same God who magnificently coordinates every sun, moon, and star in the entire universe is eager and willing to bring peaceful coordination and meaning to your life, to hold it together by His power and love.
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Psalms 19:1-3The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. Psalms 19:7