Do you see what I see? I see a universe being held together by God’s own hands. I see stars that He calls by name. I see the earth in this picture relative to distance and time. Yet, even the details of our own planet cannot be seen, except in the image on the bottom left. This image of God’s creation is what I call big.
Do I have any Biblical evidence that my statements are true? Sure. First let’s consider:
All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
This supports my claim that God made everything you see in this image, and all the tiny details which you cannot see, on every dot in the image, including planet earth.
What about God making it all, and holding it together?
Who has ascended to heaven and come down?
Who has gathered the wind in his fists?
Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is his son’s name?
Surely you know!
Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
What about God knowing all the names of the stars?
Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing.
Look at the image again and see the marvelous truth that we are NOT ALONE! “You are here” in this image gives clear indication that the LORD of all the universe is fully in control, has sole authority over this pandemic and your life individually. But most important of all, HE is RIGHT HERE TOO! He is present with us. Right now, right here.
Based on these truths, let me pray for you now.
Father, thank you for demonstrating your power, in Your words, as seen in this image.
I pray today for all those reading these words, who need your hand to touch their hearts and minds with peace. There are those reading this who are terrified, please calm their hearts. There are those who are single, living alone, facing the hours and hours of uncertainty, so please Father, reveal your presence to them in these moments. Help those who live alone, know without doubt, they are not alone because You are there with them.
There are moms and dads who while loving their children, have never been faced with this much time together and under these conditions. Father I ask that love, gentleness, and relationship building take the place of frustration, anger, and depression. In addition to these relationship struggles LORD, some families are facing financial crisis, and I pray You would send them help. Not just from our government, but from Your people. Open our eyes to see the needs around us.
For those infected, and in varying degrees of failing health, LORD JESUS, Healer and Savior, I ask for You to say the word from Your throne which brings healing around our world. We ask it selfishly, for our friends and our families who have been effected. But we also seek this to happen for Your glory. What greater evidence could there be than Your own healing power to be demonstrated this way? Yet, just as You prayed Jesus, not our will, but the Father’s will be done in our world today.
Keep us strong LORD. Keep our minds in perfect peace as we face the unknown. We trust You alone LORD, help us when our trust and confidence waivers. Give us your wisdom on a daily basis, until this unseen force has passed us by.
To You alone be all the glory and honor for all our days.
In Jesus name,