"When I look at your 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, and the son of man that you care for him?"-Psalms 8:3-4
"in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago"- Titus 1:2
“We are super excited that you have chosen to step up and join us on this journey into a thriving relationship with the crazy awesome Jesus. Stop! Before you go any further check this out…you are ALIVE!!! I hope you are, or the fact you are reading this is super weird and the zombie apocalypse has started. Walking dead joke, so anyhow think about that for a moment. Not the zombie thing but LIFE. What if you never existed? This is crazy! Why are you here? How did you get here? These are some of the epic questions we hope to help you find the answer to each day. Right now the earth is spinning at about 1,000 mph. How on Gods’ green earth are you not floating around in outer space trying to suck air like a blowfish. It takes the suns light 8.3 minutes just to reach the Earth. Light travels at 186,000 miles per second which means that my mind is now blown and will need a moment to recover. The universe is huge and God is bigger. This stuff is ridiculous to even think about. There are between 100 and 200 billion galaxies. Check this out. If you were to travel the speed of light across in just our galaxy (Milky Way Galaxy) it would take you 100,000 years to get to the other side. What? Ok I’m freaking out…happy dance!!!
The universe is insanely large and the crazy thing is that God says He holds the whole thing in the span of His hand. Isaiah 40:12 says, Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, And marked off the heavens by the span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance And the hills in a pair of scales? In this verse the span of a man’s hand is from the tip of his pinky finger to the tip of his thumb. So you know that surfer symbol (the shaka), yeah that’s how God measures the universe. So anytime you are feeling like you need a daily boost just throw up the shaka symbol with your hand to remind yourself God holds all things from His pinky to His thumb. It’s in His hands, not just the world, everything. God is letting you know He’s got this!
So the God of the universe makes all this crazy stuff so He could give you and me a place to hang out with Him. The stars were hung to bring God glory and so you could look up and see how amazing He is. You are sitting there, hopefully not on the toilet, reading this book cause God wanted you ALIVE!! There is literally no chance you get to read this book without God. If God doesn’t exist then there is nothing to bring the something into existence. Fo shizzi!!
So you’re telling me there’s a chance!!! Sorry, there was my dumb and dumber movie plug. In Dumb and Dumber Jim Carey totally digs this girl but she doesn’t like him..at all. Jim asks her if he has a shot to date her and she says, “it’s not good”. Then he says, come on hit me with it, what are my chances like 1 out of 100? She says, “no, like 1 out of a million”. He pauses in concern which turns to a smile and says, “YES!!!, so you’re telling me there’s a chance.” Ok, I am weird but the point is the odds were astronomical and he was stoked anyway..lol.
In our story with God it is a for sure thing….God wants you!! God knew you would struggle, disobey and all the other crazy things we get into and still said, “I want you”. The star you look at tonight was put there for His glory, but also so you could have that moment with Him. The cloud you look at and think it’s shaped like a kitty or Justin Beiber, was there so you could turn your attention to God. Not the Beiber. You are ALIVE and now it’s time to start figuring out how to live. God loves you and wants you more so than the entire universe He created. You were and are worth it. Take a moment and think about what you just read. You can never say again that you are not loved. You are loved so insanely, so ridiculously we can’t even understand it and that’s why it can be tough sometimes. Get ready for this journey cause it’s gonna be intense. You are gonna laugh, maybe pee in your pants, cry tears of joy, and find peace. Most importantly you are gonna find your true identity. Don’t just believe what you see, believe what God said. Be in AWE today!!”
-Chad Brown, Skydiving with Jesus