“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

To Infinity and Beyond

 by Macy Johnson

“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!

How vast is the sum of them!”

(Psalm 139:17 NIV)


What is the biggest thing you can think of? Now push the limits of your mind and think bigger! God is even beyond that! He created infinity!


My husband, Jeff, asked me a strange question recently. “How tall do you think a trillion dollars in $1,000-dollar bills would be?” He had viewed a video “How Much is a Trillion?” on YouTube. “I don’t know,” I replied. “Three feet?” Now, keep in mind that a trillion is a billion times a thousand. A stack of a billion $1,000-dollar bills is 67.9 miles high or long, depending on how you visualize it. It should blow your mind, but it doesn’t blow God’s. He is accustomed to large numbers, as well as tiny details.


My vision blurred as I watched the colorful, flashing monitors above me in the emergency room’s trauma center. “I’m passing out,” I whispered in trepidation. The nearby nurse said, “Her heartbeat is 34 beats per minute!” After I heard sounds of scrambling around me, I began to see the lights clearly again. A normal, healthy heart beats approximately 60 beats per minute, 1 beat per second. Time on earth is based on 60 seconds per minute, 60 minutes per hour. God created the human body in sync with time!


I read that God performs over 10,000 things for every one of us every day, but we only realize a handful of them. He actually does much more. Our heavenly Father is intimately connected to each of us. There are no gaps, no time not spent with us and for us. Welcome to infinity and beyond!


I will pay close attention to what God is doing all around me, in me, and for me. I hope you will, too!

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