How Big is God?


Sometimes we seem to forget how big God is.  I do, and I am sure you do to.  How many times have you been insometimes-we-forget-how-big-god-is the midst of a crisis and in the back of your mind you thought, “Can God really handle this?”  I’m sure there are some Super-Christians out there that are raising an eyebrow like The Rock on WWE right now.  If that is you then you can stop reading now.  This post doesn’t apply to you.  But for those of us who struggle to trust God with the BIG things then this blogs for you!

So how big is God?  While I am neither a physicist nor a theologian, I am a Christ-Follower and I have read and lived the Christian Faith for 28 yrs or so.  I have some background.  I also like outside the box thinking.  How do you picture God?  In your mind’s eye what shape does he take?  Is He an old grandfatherly guy with a beard sitting on a thrown?  Maybe you see Morgan Freeman from the popular movie “Bruce Almighty”.  Is it the portrayal of James Caviezel of Jesus from the move “The Passion of the Christ”?  Do you see a formless spiritual cloud?  Does it depend on the moment or the situation?

No matter how you see him (unless your worshiping Morgan Freeman) God is all of those.

The Bible tells us that “God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality).” John 4:24 (Amplified Bible) The Bible also teaches that Jesus was God.  “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:15-17 (New International Version) Jesus makes the following statement- “But I will send you the Advocate-the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me.” John 15:26 (New Living Translation) So in these verses we see God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit.

Now that we have no idea what God really looks like let’s move to how big He is.  Obviously we don’t have God’s bicep measurement or His height, although Arnold Schwarzenegger and Shaquille O’Neal have nothing on Him, we can do some reasonable comparisons.

The Earth-

  • The Earth is estimated to weigh 6,585,600,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
  • The area of the earth is almost 200 million square miles.
  • circumference: 24,901.5 miles
  • diameter: Nearly 8,000 miles
  • surface area: 196,935,000 sq miles

God’s Bigger!

The Solar System-

  • Pluto is 3,728,227153 miles from the sun
  • Our Solar System is somewhere around 8,000,000,000 miles long

God is Bigger!

The Universe-

  • The diameter of the observable Universe is at least 93 billion light years. That’s 5,878,630,000,000 miles

God is still Bigger!

How do I justify that God is bigger, I bring you once again to The Bible, First this: God created the Heavens and Earth-all you see, all you don’t see.” Genesis 1:1 (The Message) He is the Creator.  Does that mean size wise He is larger than the universe?  No, but in terms of the power it took to create all things, yes, He is bigger than everything.

God is bigger than the universe; He is certainly bigger than our problems.

Tomorrow- How Small is God?

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2 Responses

  1. lol. God is big!!!

  2. […] post by Shawn […]

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