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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Where does God dwell?
I was sitting at home on my patio this morning and enjoyed
my first cup of java. I love that first cup in the morning. I looked
up at the trees and there were a bunch of birds singing, which made me
think about God. His beautiful creation which is revealed through the
animal kingdom, the universe, nature and man. I see how wonderfully and
marvelously He created everything. The birds were singing a song early
in the morning and I wondered, are they praising God, thanking Him for
life and the provisions He gives them daily?
live close to the Pacific Ocean and I can see wonderful sunsets and the
waves with surfers riding them just about everyday. It's just so
beautiful to look at the blue water and the dolphins showing up from
time to time, pelicans flying by and just enjoying in general what God
has blessed me with. We live on this blue planet called earth and
considering how big the universe is and how far away the other solar
systems are, made me think of the awesomeness of God. He spoke
everything into existence, mind blowing in itself. I don't think we even
can ever really comprehend how big the universe is and how small we
Contemplating on all of that makes
one wonder, where does God dwell or tabernacle? The scriptures tell us
that God created all things and that He is outside of His creation. Time
as we know it does not exist for God. He is eternal and always was and
will be. He can see the end from the beginning, another mind blower.
Where does He dwell? He created the space to put the universe in and
made this planet we call home for us to dwell on. So, I'm sitting there
pondering all those things and do I have an answer? No, I don't. Is the
heavenly realm another dimension another unseen parallel world, or maybe
God has the whole universe in a glass bowl next to His throne? What if
the universe is so small that God holds it in the palm of His hand?
Does the universe end somewhere and where did the space come from for
the universe with all it's galaxies to fit in?
can not buy in to the theory that all we see was by accident about 4.3
billion years ago. Something so organized and beautiful as the universe
can not just come out of an explosion. That is like taking a stick of
dynamite and throwing it into a printing factory and out of the
explosion come the Declaration of Independence. Everything is just
perfect and right for us here on earth to live on. God placed the earth
in our solar system in such a way that there are no obstructions to look
out into space. I think He did that on purpose: "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork." Psalm 19:1.
As I said, I don't know where God dwells and how that might look but I can't wait to be there one day. That He promised us.
"In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would
have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. "And if I go and prepare
a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that
where I am, there you may be also." John 14:2, 3.
so many scientist still trying to figure out the universe and come up
with all kinds of explanations of how it came into being and how we
evolved from some kind of fish. Nothing but theories and no concrete and
absolute answers. We made it to the moon and now we are trying to reach
Mars. What are we gonna do on Mars? Open up a Walmart? Even if we would
have people reaching mars and live on mars, that is nothing compared to
how big this universe is and places that we will never reach. Now the
scientist at Cern are trying to find the "God particle" at the Hadron
collider in Geneva Switzerland.
Here is a small quote from their website: "The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
is a gigantic scientific instrument near Geneva, where it spans the
border between Switzerland and France about 100m underground. It is a particle accelerator
used by physicists to study the smallest known particles – the
fundamental building blocks of all things. It will revolutionize our
understanding, from the minuscule world deep within atoms to the
vastness of the Universe."
It will revolutionize our understanding? I don't think that we will
ever understand the awesomeness of God. "God said let there be light and
it was." Finite man with finite minds trying to explain how the
universe came into existence. I rather believe God's word, "Light be."
prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer
Me. "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me,
if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you
know! Or who stretched the line upon it?" Job 38:3-5.
My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the
LORD. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways
higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8,