Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Is Anything Too Hard for the Lord?

This time of year, the constellation Orion is visible.  
Orion is mentioned three times in the Bible, each account referencing God as its Creator.

Betelgeuse is the brightest star in his right shoulder.

Betelgeuse is 25 million miles wide.
(Our sun isn’t even ONE million miles wide.)

160 million of our suns could fit inside Betelgeuse.
(1,360,000 earths could fit in our hollow-out sun.)

Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars could continue their orbit inside Betelgeuse, with plenty of room to spare.
(That’s one-half of our solar system.)

Betelgeuse travels 15,000 miles every second.
(Earth travels 19 miles per second.)

This is only one star out of the 200 billion stars just in our Milky Way galaxy.

“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14)

[Facts provided by apologist Charlie Campbell with Always Be Ready]

1 comment:

  1. I am always fascinated by the vastness of the universe - it's just one expression of the greatness of God. It's also a reminder of just how small and dependent upon Him I truly am, and how humbling it is that the God who created that vast universe died so that I could have eternal life.