Bragging On My Father

If God hung the stars and calls them each by name, why should we fear that our struggles are too much for Him to handle?


Allow me to brag on my Heavenly Father for a few hundred words, will you?

Our Creator has placed at least 125 billion galaxies in his universe. If they are like our galaxy the Milky Way, they could each contain 300 billion stars. And every new telescope reveals that we haven’t yet found the end of God’s ongoing creative imagination and power. (And by the way, God has named each of those stars – Psalm 147:4,5).

On the other end of the spectrum, our bodies are composed of ten thousand trillion trillion atoms… a number greater than the stars in the universe. (more than a trillion of these atoms are replaced every one-millionth of a second). We once thought the atom the smallest thing we could discover. (Were we ever wrong!) Just as we may never reach the largeness of God, it’s possible we’ll never see the smallest parts of his creation.

As someone who is in his seventh decade and constantly hearing of broken bones among some of my peers, here’s God’s majestic handiwork on the framework that keeps us up and moving through life. Our bodies have over 200 bones that are as strong as granite in compression and twenty-five times stronger under tension. Our femur (thigh bone) is stronger than reinforced concrete, must bear an average of 1,200 pounds of pressure per square inch with every step and is capable of supporting a force of six tons before it fractures!

From the farthest you can see out, and the deepest you can see within… every part of it reflects God, our Creator. And if you explore the working of our kidneys, the growth of our hair, the mammoth abilities of our eyesight, earing and smelling, and you can do it with a yawn of indifference, then your wood’s wet!

The more clearly we see God in his role of Creator, Sustainer and Manager, the more faith we’ll have in his unbounded power and a lot less anxiety about the circumstances going on around us.

When God says that you …can throw the whole weight of your anxieties upon him, for you are his personal concern.” I Peter 5:7 JB Phillips translation – you can be sure you are in capable hands.

The next time you feel powerless, remember this: “ … that power belongs to God…” (Psalm 62:11) and He’s given you this personal testimony to quote: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 ESV

God’s power is not just to make us “Oooh and Aaah” but to build our confidence to trust Him no matter the circumstances.

For more “Oooh and Aaah” reading, pick up Dr. Richard Swenson’s book More Than Meets The Eye

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