Scientists have discovered a super black hole. A black hole is a cosmic body so incredibly dense, likely resulting from a collapsed dead star, that the gravity is so immense that not even light can escape it, hence it’s called a black hole. This particular black hole is so massive that it’s slowly sucking in six galaxies. What an astonishingly large object God has made!
One of the smallest objects in the universe is the atom, which everything, including us, is made up of. But atoms contain even smaller objects called protons, neutrons, and electrons. Scientists believe these parts of the atom are made up of even smaller particles called quarks. No one has ever seen a quark, they’re so small. What an astonishingly small object God has made!
Mrs. Cecil Frances Alexander wrote a hymn in 1848 with these words inspired by portions of Psalm 104, “All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all.”
When we gaze through a telescope at the largest objects of creation or through a microscope at the smallest objects of creation we’re in awe! But even more should be our awe of the God who is creator of everything both great and small!
Our awe of God can grow even more awesome when we begin to grasp that He’s also a God of love, love for us! That’s the message, the Good News, of the best selling book of all time, the Bible.
A person can believe in God, that He exists and that He created and sustains all that exists. This is good, but it’s not the best! The best is when we realize God wants a relationship with us. He has this infinite love for us and desires that we enjoy the unparalleled delight of experiencing this love by responding and loving Him back.
All that has been created, both great and small, is for our pleasure and delight, to discover and explore, and to rule over as good caretakers. All of creation is but a backdrop, however, to finding our delight most of all in our God who made it and us. He has created everything, both great and small, but He loves us most of all!
“How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number – living things both large and small.” Psalm 104:24-25