I live in the country so when I take the dog for a walk at night I can look up and see the moon, stars, and maybe even a planet. I am reminded of God’s vast domain and see his handiwork of creation, for “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…”(Genesis 1:1). “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their hosts…”(Psalm 33:6). Jeremiah 32:17 says, “Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.” “O Lord, our Lord. How majestic is your name in all the earth. You have set your glory above the heavens. When I look at the heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars that you have set in place…”(Psalm 8:1-3), “you determine the number of stars, you give to all of them their names”(Psalm 147:4).”
Whatever is up there includes both the physical/visible and the spiritual/invisible worlds, “the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places”(Ephesians 6:12) and “the rulers and authorities in heavenly places”(Ephesians 6:10).
God holds the vast cosmos together. Colossians 1:16-17 says, “For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities…and in Him all things hold together.”
The Apostle Paul records in Second Corinthians 12:2-4, “I know a man in Christ who…was caught up to the third heaven, whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows, and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter.” Some Bible scholars believe that the “throne of God” is in a third heaven.
The incredible thing is that God in his position of authority over all of creation, sent his Son Jesus, God in human flesh, born as a baby in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago, because He loves you more than you can ever know! His name was called Immanuel, which means “God with us”(Matthew 1:23).
Many years ago there was a popular gospel song written by Ray Price with these lyrics: “How big is God? How big and wide his vast domain. To try and tell these lips can only start. He’s big enough to rule His mighty universe, yet small enough to live within my heart.”
Does Jesus live within your heart? He died for your sins and rose from the dead, thereby providing a way of eternal salvation for those who accept him as their Savior. “There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men, by which we must be saved”(Acts 4:12). “What can be known about God is plain to them. For his invisible attributes, namely his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse”(Romans 1:19-20).