Awestruck

“The most telling and profound way of describing the evolution of the universe would undoubtedly be to trace the evolution of love.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Psalm 19:2

The heavens declare the glory of God.

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The many people who wrote the bible over hundreds and hundreds of years had no idea of the actual size of the universe.

They thought the sky was like a dome with lights affixed to it.

Little did they know that the radius of the observable universe is estimated to be about 46.5 billion light-years and its diameter about 93 billion light-years.

A light-year is a unit of astronomical distance equivalent to the distance that light travels in one year, which is nearly 6 trillion miles.

There is no way our puny human minds can have any reasonable understanding of this gargantuan size.

And the whole thing appears to be expanding.

We humans are tiny indeed.

In comparison to the universe, we are so infinitesimally tiny as if to not exist at all.

But we do.

And each of us is as molecularly complex as a galaxy.

The whole thing is mind-boggling.

Ignatian spirituality says that we can find God in all things.

St. Francis called the sun brother and the moon sister.

He called the Earth mother.

To Francis, all creatures reflected God.

Everything declares the glory of the Creator.

St. Paul intuited that in God “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

Allow awe and wonder to rise within you.

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

You and I are spiritual beings encased in space dust in the midst of a Great Love.

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Listen to the song of the day “How Magnificent, Wondrous and Glorious” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

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Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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