“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). God was busy creating the universe before creating Earth. The Bible presents God as the Planner, Creator and Sustainer of the vast physical universe “because by means of him all [other] things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the things visible and the things invisible” (Colossians 1: 16).
All things, material or immaterial, were created and designated by God. The power that holds the far-flung orbs of the universe on their appointed courses with mathematical accuracy, the power that holds the particles of the atom in their predetermined orbits, is the same. By the power of God all things in the vast universe cohere. Not only did God bring them into being, He maintains them each moment.
The New Testament tell us that God was working before time began, and so, He created time, along with the other dimensions of the universe and space (1 Corinthians 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 1:2; Jude 1:25).
And about the vastness of space, NASA tells us:
“…When we leave the solar system, we find our star and its planets are just one small part of the Milky Way galaxy. The Milky Way is a huge city of stars, so big that even at the speed of light, it would take 100,000 years to travel across it. All the stars in the night sky, including our Sun, are just some of the residents of this galaxy, along with millions of other stars too faint to be seen…Beyond our own galaxy lies a vast expanse of galaxies…There are billions of galaxies, the most distant of which are so far away that the light arriving from them on Earth today set out from the galaxies billions of years ago. So we see them not as they are today, but as they looked long before there was any life on Earth…” NASA-Office of Space Science.
God’s activity in the universe goes beyond human understanding!
In His service,