Questions-Day 15 (2/27/13)
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Read Psalm 139
7 Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night,”
12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you.
I am indebted to James Merrit's thoughts on Psalm 139
Robert Wells wrote a book entitled: Is A Blue Whale The Biggest Thing There Is? It is a children's book to help little ones see just how big the universe really is.
The largest animal on earth is the blue whale. Just the flippers on its tail are bigger than most animals on earth. But a blue whale isn't anywhere near as big as a mountain. If you could put one hundred blue whales inside of a huge jar, you could put millions of those whale jars inside a hollowed-out Mount Everest.
But Mount Everest isn't anywhere near as big as the earth. If you stack one hundred Mount Everests on top of one another, it would be just a whisker on the face of the earth. The earth isn't anywhere near as big as the sun. You could fit one million earths inside of the sun.
But the sun isn't anywhere near as big as a red super giant star called Antares. You could fit fifty million of our suns inside of Antares. But Antares isn't anywhere near as big as the Milky Way Galaxy. Billions of stars, including super stars like Antares, make up the Milky Way Galaxy.
But the Milky Way Galaxy isn't anywhere near as big as the universe. There are billions of other galaxies in the universe. Yet, filled with billions of galaxies, the universe is almost totally empty. The distances from one galaxy to another are beyond human calculation. The One who created it all spoke it into being and sustains it with His power.
But I still have not done justice to the greatness of God. David, in Psalm 139, tells us more about God than we are told practically anywhere else in the Bible, and describes for us just how awesome God really is.
Take a moment and think about the Psalmist question, "Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?"
Now, pray one of the last verses of this majestic Psalm:
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Isn't it amazing? One is who is greater than all is still intimately interested in you and me.