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Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Saturday, October 09, 2010

The Omni Attributes on Display

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained, -- Psalm 8:3

Those who follow Phil on twitter may have already watched this. The video contrasts the size of planetary and solar objects to each other. By the end, at least according to the video that is underscored by the awesome John Barry soundtrack from the movie The Black Hole, we are to be left amazed at how insignificant we are as people. "You are not the center of the universe!" flashes up in the final moments.

However, God has told us we are the center of the universe in both location and significance. For it is upon the earth that God revealed Himself and set into motion His decrees of redemption. It is also upon the earth where we can, as the Psalmist says, witness God's handiwork. We see His "omni" attributes on display. You know, those attributes that make God God. In this case, God's omnipotence in His ability to create and God's omnipresence, in that there is no where God is not (Psalm 139).

When people ask, "why would the universe be so big?" or "why would God make millions of galaxies with billions of stars and only create life here on our planet?" the reason is quite clear according to Scripture, The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory, Psalm 97:6. And The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork, Psalm 19:1. The universe is big and earth is small because shows forth the ultimate power of the God who creates and the God who saves.


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