Magnificence, Magic, Majesty: Conclusion

“Behold a universe so immense that I am lost in it.  I no longer know where I am.  I am nothing at all.  Our world is terrifying in its insignificance.” (Bernard DeFontenelle)

“When I consider the heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:3-4)

“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” (Eden Philpotts)

“It is part of the purpose of the Creator that we should hear the music of the cosmos, and, through loving its harmonies, come to love their composer.” (Alister McGrath, “Glimpsing the Face of God: The Search for Meaning in the Universe)

“Praise Him, all His angels, praise Him, all His heavenly hosts.” (Psalm 148:3)

“Looking up to the heights of the cosmos increases our sense of the glory of God, and it helps us realize how extravagant His divine love is.” (Matt Redman)

“But in these last days God has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.” (Hebrews 1:2)

“Hands that flung stars into space, to cruel nails surrendered.” (Graham Kendrick)

“Through Him all things were made.” (John 1:3)  All things were created by Him and for Him…in Him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:16-17)

“When they discover the center of the universe a lot of people will be disappointed to discover that they are not it.” (Bernard Bailey)

“No one can look at the sun…God comes in golden splendor and awesome majesty.  The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power.” (Job 37:21-23)  “His face is like the sun, shining in all its brilliance.” (Revelation 1:16)

“The statistical probability that organic structures and the most precisely harmonized reactions that typify living organisms would be generated by accident is zero.” (Ilya Progogine, Nobel Laureate in chemistry)

“The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine.” (James Jeans, physicist and astronomer)

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:14)