The heavens were made by the word of the Lord, and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth. – Psalm 33:6
Do you recognize this star? Don’t feel bad if you don’t, up until a year or so ago neither did I. The image you are looking at is an image from the Hubble Space Telescope of the star VY Canis Majoris. For a long time, this was the largest known star in existence. While the image here might not be that impressive to you, this is an absolutely mind wrecking star.
To put it’s size into perspective, if the earth were the size of a golf ball, the diameter of this star would approximately be the height of Mt. Everest (~6 miles). 7 QUADRILLION Earths could fit inside of this star. That many golf balls could cover the state of Texas about 22 inches deep.
Knowing these facts makes Psalms 33:6 have a new meaning to me. By His words the heavens were made and by His breath the stars.
God didn’t need to lift a finger in making creation and yet sometimes we live as though our problems are too big for him to handle.
May we always remember that the God that spoke the universe into existence is able to see us through all our difficulties and that he still says to us today:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest – Matthew 11:28