Guest Post by John Freeman: Isaiah 48:13 and a Composite of Our Moon the Andromeda Galaxy.
“Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth, and My right hand has stretched out the heavens; When I call to them, they stand up together.” Isaiah 48:13 (NKJV)
The Stars and the Heavens are the Works of God’s Fingers
Scientist estimate that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies. Despite the vast size and number of galaxies, Psalm 8:3 says the stars are the work of God’s “fingers.” Andromeda, the galaxy in this Deep Space photo is our nearest major galactic neighbor.
The stars of Andromeda burn over 2.5 million light-years away from Earth. Our nearest neighbor, the Moon, obits earth only at a mere 250,000 miles.
This composite photo, with the Moon overlaid onto the image of Andromeda is to scale. The two images show that Andromeda appears 6x the size of the moon as viewed from the surface of the Earth. In reality Andromeda’s diameter is approximately 200,000 light-years, but because of its great distance from Earth, only the core of Andromeda is visible to the naked eye and it appears as a fuzzy ovule star.
Despite its great distance from us, Andromeda shares various characteristics with our own Milky Way Galaxy.
When we consider the unfathomable immensity of Andromeda and then contemplate that it is just one of the hundreds of billions of galaxies, we should be awed by the works of God’s fingers. Read all of Isaiah 48.
Thank you John, for the photo, verse and your thoughts. John lives in Colorado. You can see more of his photography at https://abbascreationsphotography.com/. The photo and devotion text are copyright © John Freeman. You too can be guest photographer.