In the first page we have determined that God is power and that his power is infinite or unlimited, but to begin to realize the Mighty Power of God we must look at the sun by whose light and energy we live. Our sun is huge in size or about 1,000,000 times larger than the earth and its energy output is tremendous. We on earth only receive every second only 2 billionths of the the energy produced by the sun. This is more than enough to sustain life on the planet.

The suns has been burning for about 4.5 billion years. Each of us will live possibly for 100 years. This is a short time compared to the sun. After we are gone the sun will keep on burning for another 3 to 4 billion years, long after our death. Now do you understand the great power of God?

God is present in his creation by His Power which is hidden in the smallest creature, the atom. How small is an atom? An atom is 0.1-0.5 of a nanometer, that is less than 1 billionth of a meter or 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair.

To get an idea of how much energy is present in an atom let us consider that the protons and neutrons race about at 40,000 miles per second and the electrons move at the astounding speed of 60,000 miles per second. It's these tremendous speeds which allow us to experience matter as solid.

Now we know that the amount of energy is matter is (E = mc2). Energy is equal to the Mass times the speed of light squared or mass times 186,000x186,000mps = 34,596,000,000 mps. So, locked up in atoms is a great potential energy. As a matter of fact, an atom is energy confined to a very small space and the force which sustains it is Zero Point Energy or the energy present in the absolute vacuum found in all matter including the atom which is 99.999999999999% empty space.

Zero-Point Energy is the energy residing in a vacuum where all matter and gases have been removed and its temperature reduced to absolute Zero. One Cubic Centimeter of ZPE would be equal to the 100 billion stars of our galaxy theoretically shining with the same intensity as our sun for 1,000,000 years. This staggers our imagination. How great is the power of God? Infinite. (Webpage: The Vacuum, Light Speed, and the Redshift by Barry Setterfield)

"Yours, O LORD, are grandeur and power, majesty, splendor, and glory.
For all in heaven and on earth is yours;
yours, O LORD, is the sovereignty;
you are exalted as head over all."

(Ch. 29:11)

 

I Sing the Mighty Power Of God

(Please Click Song to hear and sing along)

Composer: Isaac Watts (1715)
Courtesy of (www.songsandhymns.org)

 

I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
Who formed the creatures through the Word,
and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.

I sing the mighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at God’s command, and all the stars obey.

There’s not a plant or flower below, but makes Thy glories known,
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care;
And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God art present there.

There is an interesting passage in the book of Wisdom which reads,

"For your might is the source of justice;
your mastery over all things makes you lenient to all.
For you show your might when the perfection of your power is disbelieved;
and in those who know you, you rebuke temerity.
But though you are master of might, you judge with clemency,
and with much lenience you govern us;
for power, whenever you will, attends you."
(Ws 12:16-18)

This passage points out that there would be no justice without power to punish the wicked. However, because God is master over all things he is lenient to all. Toward those who recognize God he is not a severe judge but a compassionate one.

3. God's Power Sustains Creation