“To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. (Isaiah 40:25–26, NIV 1984).
My Musings – “I never said it. Honest. Oh, I said there are maybe 100 billion galaxies and 10 billion trillion stars. It’s hard to talk about the Cosmos without using big numbers. I said ‘billion’ many times on the Cosmos television series, which was seen by a great many people. But I never said ‘billions and billions.’ For one thing, it’s imprecise. How many billions are ‘billions and billions’? A few billion? Twenty billion? A hundred billion? ‘Billions and billions’ is pretty vague… For a while, out of childish pique, I wouldn’t utter the phrase, even when asked to. But I’ve gotten over that. So, for the record, here it goes: ‘Billions and billions.'” (Carl Sagan).
The question that should be asked is not “what caused all these things,” but rather “who created all these?” Men and women of science may think that they are equal to the task of offering explanations, but God says, “who is My equal?” And whether it’s “billions and billions” or “10 billion trillion,” God knows. Let’s not be vague (uncertain, indefinite, or unclear) about that. He “calls them each by name.” When He does, “not one of them is missing.” Awesome. A word that is much overused. But in this case it falls short.
My Advice – Don’t follow the science, follow the Creator.