Immensity of Space – Someone Has To Be Out There

Astronomers estimate that the number of stars in the universe equals the number of grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. The star Betelgeuse has a diameter of 100 million miles, which is larger that the earths orbit around the sun. If it were possible to travel the speed of light, you could arrive at the moon in 1.3 seconds. But continuing at the same speed, it would take you four years to reach the closest star. Why the immensity? Why such vast, unmeasurable space? So that you and I freshly stunned, could be stirred by this resolve: I am not alone (with help from Lucado, 258). The universe is a Cosmic Cathedral. Our galaxy is one of billions of others. Board a jet and zip through our solar system at a blistering 600 mph. You’ll reach the moon in 16.5 days, the sun in 17 years and Pluto in 690 years. After seven centuries, you will not even be out of our solar system, much less our galaxy. Why the immensity? Again, so that you and I freshly stunned, would be convinced “Someone is out there and He is immense.”

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