Best Recipe for Humility: God-of-a-TRILLION GALAXIES
About 100 years, the best of the scientists of that time thought that our galaxy was the (only) universe before it was discovered that there were other galaxies.
The term “universe” refers to everything that exists, including galaxies and the space between them. A galaxy is a huge collection of gas, dust, and billions of stars and their solar systems held together by gravity. The Milky Way is the name of the galaxy in which we live.
Also, when people assumed the universe comprised a few thousand stars, a psalmist marvelled and wrote:
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? (Ps. 8:3–4). That was over 3,000 years ago.
Today’s knowledge reveal that the Milky Way galaxy we live contains more than 100 billion stars, including an average-sized one that our planet Earth orbits around — the Sun.
We live on a planet called Earth that is part of our solar system – a small part of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Now we know that our galaxy (just part of the whole universe) has plenty of room: 26 trillion miles separate the Sun from the star nearest to it. And traveling at the speed of light, it would take you 25,000 years to reach the center of the Milky Way from our home planet, which lies out in the galaxy’s margins.
That’s why you need to listen to this worship of Jesus: No Controvery
Please follow me on this humbling journey!
Scientists now believe that if you had unlimited vision, you could hold a sewing needle at arm’s length toward the night sky and see 10,000 galaxies in the eye of the needle. Move it an inch to the left and you’d find 10,000 more. Same to the right, or no matter where else you moved it. There are approximately a trillion galaxies out there, each encompassing an average of 100 to 200 billion stars.
Jesus gave up all these mega glories to come to earth to die for us. No wonder a Psalmist said:
“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? (Ps. 8:3–4).
In comparison to God’s magnificence, we are nothing. We are almost absolutely insignificant. Almost an inconsequential statistics in the complex equations of the universe and galaxies. Hence, we should learn to be humble.
Phillipians 2:6-11 captures Christ incredible humility expressed through his love for us:
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.
Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form,
he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honour and gave him the name above all other names,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
At a point Job had a proud thought which led to a very long yet very small part of God’s resume.
“Who kept the sea inside its boundaries
as it burst from the womb,
and as I clothed it with clouds
and wrapped it in thick darkness?
For I locked it behind barred gates,
limiting its shores.
I said, ‘This far and no farther will you come.
Here your proud waves must stop!’
God was kind of saying: “can you run the universe for a split second?
Remain humble whatever the circumstance you are in. God is always good. God is always right, whether you understand or not. CHILLAX: He’s also got your back!