Space is GOD’S Backyard|There’s a Shorter Route

Scripture: But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built! [1 Kings 8:27]

Scripture: The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him [Nahum 1:7]

Image by Guillermo Ferla

Who is God? This question has caused the most heated debates between Christians and atheists. Every documentary and video clip that I have watched about this topic has me convinced that God exists. I try to approach the topic from a neutral stance. I take the position that I am not a Christian. Yet, every time I listen to the debate from both sides, I find myself rededicating my life to God through Christ.

They say, The devil is in the details. But all the Scientific discoveries and space explorations have made me come up with a new phrase, The God is in the details.

I look at descriptions about the planets, the sun, and other heavenly bodies. I listen to films on how the human body works or how a child develops in the womb. I can’t help but detect arrogance when the scientist gather data on how a baby forms in the womb. After that they say, “It is so perfect, that it is hard not to attribute divinity to it.”

Open the doors of the Church! I have to Praise the Divine One.

Thinking About the Big Bang. Image from Science Market News

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters Genesis 1:1-2

The Big Bang is technically the Bible Genesis. The only difference is that Genesis begins by saying that the Spirit of God was there (Genesis 1). On the other hand, Science says that it was silent, then suddenly, an explosion occurred. But science can’t explain the unseen intelligence that commanded the Big Bang. That unseen intelligence they keep talking about is what religion calls-GOD.

Why It is Difficult

It is difficult for us to wrap our heads around God’s existence because that endeavor is similar to an ant trying to figure out a human being. Now, according to Scripture, human beings appear like grasshoppers to GOD (Isaiah 40:22). But for this blog, I’ll use the ant to present an explanation. The Black Garden ant lives to about 15 years. Let’s assume for a moment that ants could understand like human beings. If that was the case, then i think ants wouldn’t frame time like us. Maybe they would divide the 24 hours into three ant-days. Since their lives are short, their world would run on a different clock than a human being. 

A thousand years is a day to God (Psalms 90:4). 

The skyscrapers that we’ve built, technology, medicine, and space discoveries should not birth arrogance within us. Anti-God rhetoric is a sign of arrogance. For it proves that we have begun seeing ourselves as gods because we have finally conquered the earth. And we feel that we are on our way towards conquering the stars. 

If heaven is His dwelling place, and earth is a footstool (Acts 7:49), how great is God? 

If the nations appear like a drop from the bucket (Isaiah 40:15), then exactly who are we dealing with? 

If God threw his sandals at a nation that displeased him and called another nation his washbasin (Psalms 60:8), then precisely how BIG is God? 

God is too complicated for us. The process towards understanding Him can only be compared to an ant trying to understand a human being. 

The ant would first have to understand their environment. What is the grass? What is the source of the light we see? Why do we have different kinds of ants? Why do some animals eat us? And by the time the ant has understood its world, they will have to journey into the human world. 

It would take time for the ant to understand what it has seen with its eyes. How will he explain the human language? The human house’s size, the gadgets found in the human house, the clothes the human wears. 

But the ant only lives for 15 years. Are these years enough for it to wrap its head around human life? 

God created human time. How can we understand a Force that holds our breath and sets our time to live?

Study Scriptures Don’t Just Gloss Over Them

Two important things that the secular world sought to attack. (1). The existence of God. (2). The validity of the scriptures, the very words that prove God. 

When you have over 150 million copies of the bible being sold annually, I guess the best way to spread unbelief is to eradicate the scriptures. One can choose not to go to church. One can choose to ignore the Tv teachings from all these many Christian teachers. 

But there is something about the scriptures. That book is the most influential in the world. The bible itself says that the Word of God is the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17). When a human being swallows their pride and seeks to uncover the truth about God through studying, they find themselves connecting spiritually with God’s spirit. 

The Bible is Christ in book form. The book of John 1 says that the Word became flesh (John 1:14). So when we read it, we are technically saying to GOD, “I want a firsthand account of Jesus all by myself. When I listen to the world, even the churches, I can’t quite tell who is telling me the truth and who is lying. But God, you know my life, and you know me. So I choose to seek you secretly by studying your Word. Reveal yourself to me through these words, in Jesus name-Amen.” 

No Space Ship Can Find GOD

Space is God’s backyard. He stretches out the ‘heavens’ like a tent to live in (Isaiah 40:22). The clouds in the sky are the dust from His feet (Nahum 1:3). Heaven, mid-heaven, and the highest heaven cannot contain him (1 Kings 8:27). When He breathes, there’s winter (Job 37:10). He commands lightning (Jeremiah 10:13). And death flees from Him like a slave. 

God’s thoughts are as numerous as the sand on the seashore (Psalms 139:18). 

How precious to me are your thoughts, a God! How vast is the sum of them! If I was to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you. 

He is the one who has lived forever (Revelation 4:2). 

The ancient of days (Daniel 7:9). 

Through him, all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made (John 1:3). 

To GOD, the sun is like a lightbulb. He can adjust the light or replace it the same way a human being replaces a bulb. 

We have barely reached the edge of his thumbnail by our space explorations. We are too far from his habitation. When we reach the edge of the Milky way, to Him, it’s like an ant that takes a few steps from one end of the door to the other end. You haven’t the slightest clue of the vastness of heaven’s gates. That calculation is beyond the capacity of the human mind. 

He is the Father of All Creation. And because we can’t help but get migraines each time we even begin to try and figure Him out, Jesus made it simple for us. Jesus said, just call Him Father. Call Him, Abba Father (Your Father). 

God is Like a Father. Image from David

There’s A Short Route

The flesh comes before the Spirit world. We are first born into this world. But while we are in this world, we are called to get to know God. Just like an infant, most people are children when it comes to matters of God. We don’t know who has been watching us when we were crawling. We don’t know who held our hands as we learned to walk. Yet, as we mature in the faith, we begin to form simple words. A child says, “Da-dada-daddy–and when they are Mature enough, they say, Dad! Father! 

Christianity is a journey toward spiritual maturity. We begin with Spiritual milk before we get to the hard foods (1 Corinthians 3:2). 

Yet this is not a journey that we take arrogantly. We take this journey with humility. The fuel to this spiritual rocketship is not our knowledge or hard work, but God’s grace. We don’t get to God’s house on our own. We get there by forming a relationship with Christ through His Spirit. 

God willed it so that the only way we get to Him, the only way we understand Him, and the only way we form a relationship with him is by becoming aware of our own limitations as human beings. We have to despise the first sin of the first man and woman. This is the sin to become like God (Genesis 3:22). 

We are His children. When we seek Him, we need to understand that we are seeking Our Father. 

I know it may sound like cliche to some, but Christ is the only way to reaching God. How? The answer to this question calls for an explanation of the entire scriptures. Looking at what the world has become, I think it’s time we re-took the course about God. 

Not for gold did I seek you O LORD, 
I didn't do it for the cheap desire to boast, 
But for a relationship with you, Maker of the Universe, 
This one thing have I asked: That I may dwell in your house forever, 
To gaze upon the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire of His temple, 
You dwell in unapproachable light, 
Oh, great desire! 
Burns in me like fire! 
What is the way to you? 
 I am not ignorant of your word, 
It tells me that in your presence there is fullness of joy, 
At your right hand, pleasures evermore. 
I seek you, Eternal One, 
That I may delight in eternal life with you.