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God is not a physical being, but his power and the magnitude of all he does can be seen in the creation around us. When we wonder how God can do all he tells us he can and will do, we need to remember some things about the size of the creation around us. Here are some facts to help stretch your mind a little:

  • Each time you take a breath you take in a million, billion, billion atoms of oxygen.
  • The period at the end of a sentence contains 100,000,000,000 (one hundred billion) atoms of carbon. To see one carbon atom you would have to enlarge the dot to the size of a football field.
  • If you enlarged the dot to the diameter of the earth (7,900 miles) you could see protons and neutrons.
  • To see a quark you would need to stretch the dot to 20 times further than the distance to the moon or 4,780,000 miles.
  • Each human cell contains 100 times as many atoms as there are stars in the Milky Way, or 200,000,000,000,000 atoms in a cell.
  • The human body has 100 trillion cells and so each human is made up of 200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms. That means each human has more atoms in his body than there are stars in the Milky Way.
  • There are 7 billion people on earth so there are 1,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms on earth just in people.

David wrote: “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:3 – 4, KJV). In Psalm 139 David continues to praise God for the way God has created us, and Proverbs 8 tells us that Wisdom was involved in the entire creation process. You are special, and God has created you in an incredible way. He has a work for you to do. Our purpose in being here is to encourage and motivate one another to use the talents and abilities that God has given us to reach a lost and a dying world.

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