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March 1, 2008


How great is our God?

by Dave Malnes

Once in a while, you come across a message that speaks right to your heart and soul. I happened to watch a DVD entitled, “How Great is Our God?” by Louie Giglio. It is a wonderful presentation on the wonders of God especially when we examine the universe and how God put our body together. The following are a few notes that were compiled from the presentation:

“By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath of his mouth.”  (Psalm 33:6)

The speed of light equals 186,000 miles per second. A light year equals 5.88 trillion miles.  The Whirlpool Galaxy is 31 million light years from Earth (182,000,000,000,000,000 miles). It is a galaxy that contains 300,000,000,000 stars. Within the galaxy there is a black hole in the center which strikingly bears the image of the cross.universe

Consider the following four stars:

1.       The Sun: It is one million times the size of Earth. If the earth were the size of a golf ball, the sun would be 15 feet in diameter.

2.       Betelegeuse: It is twice the size of the earth’s orbit around the sun. If the earth were the size of a golf ball, Betelgeuse would be the height of six Empire State buildings stacked on top of one another. 262 trillion earths can fit inside this star.

3.       Mu Cephei: It is 3,000 light years away. If the earth were the size of a golf ball, Mu Cephei would be the width of two Golden Gate Bridges from end to end. 2.7 quadrillion earths can fit inside of this star.

How can you define quadrillion?
1 million seconds ago =   12 days ago
1 billion seconds ago =    1975
1 trillion seconds ago =   29,700 B.C.
1 quadrillion seconds ago =       30,800,000 years ago

4.       Canus Majorus (the Big Dog star): If the earth were the size of a golf ball, Canus Majorus would be the height of Mount Everest. Seven quadrillion earths can fit inside of this star. That number would cover the state of Texas 22 inches deep in golf balls.

Human DNA:
It would take 96 years to read one person’s DNA description of 3 billion characters at the rate of one character per second. 75 trillion cells make up one human body which all came from two single cells. Sight begins when one million optic cells from the nerve center meet with one million cells from the eye.

Each human being is a miracle, uniquely formed by God’s hand for a purpose.

If you really want to see something amazing, Google “laminin.” It is a protein molecule that holds our body together. When you take a look at the molecular diagram of laminin and the image it bears, you will say, “WOW!”

I encourage you to check out the entire presentation by Louie Giglio by going to

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14 Comments Post a comment
  1. Little Miss Gullible
    Mar 1 2008

    Knee joints are my favourite. Look at a diagram of those little cushiony things that stop the bones rubbing together.


  2. jeanniebelgrave
    Mar 1 2008

    If you go to mass, when you go ¿How do you feel?


  3. Greg
    Oct 31 2008

    How do I get the DVD ‘If the Earth Were the Size of a Golf Ball’?


    • Lippy
      Aug 14 2011

      you can watch it on youtube, louis giglio how great is our god


  4. merganzerman
    Nov 1 2008

    I think you can go to the website and order the DVD — Also, I bet you can go to the local Christian bookstore and purchase it there. Finally, check it out on the website. Thanks


  5. Milasha
    Apr 24 2009

    the movie is called “how great is our God”, actually. i have the movie. and i totally recomend it!
    i loved it. 😀


    • merganzerman
      Apr 27 2009

      Hi Milasha:

      Thanks for contacting the blog site. Last night, our family watched “How Great is our God” again. What a fantastic message! Thanks.


      • Lippy
        Aug 14 2011

        if someone could be bothered could you please write out a list of the stars and what they are to us eg. beautiful or brightest or largest etc.


  6. Mar 10 2010

    Great movie, and great post! I friend gave me a copy of it a few years back and I have watched it several times. Although I have to admit that when i’m done I have to take a moment to process it all. Love your blog, it always inspires me. If you get a chance, check out mine and consider adding it to your blogroll!


  7. tessbe
    Nov 29 2013

    Reblogged this on 10,000 Reasons.


  8. Jan 21 2014

    Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    I find these types of facts interesting as well as fun even if I can’t remember them 5 minutes later.


  9. markus
    Jun 5 2016

    god is great without doubt only the ones who have eye can see him god is almighty god forgive us all



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