The Ring Galaxy with a span of 100,000 light years, is 600 million light years away from Earth…

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? ~ Job 38: 4-7

As an intro., Kurt Cobb describes it best in this excerpt from back in 2009 in his blog Resource Insights (link provided at the bottom):

The one thing we know for certain about the universe is that it is unfathomable. We try to come to terms with this fact by telling stories, by creating narratives that are an attempt to abstract general principles from day-to-day events. In fact, making narratives is the primary way in which we transform brute events in our lives into what we call experience. Experience we can remember and reflect upon. Experience is the stuff from which we derive great artistic and scientific expression.[end]

Earth from 4 billion miles…

In his own way, Cobb was trending to explain and include all of mathematics and science as ways in which we tend to ‘narratize’ the world. Scientific knowledge is not a set of facts about the world we live in. Rather, it is a set of inferences based on various related methods of observation, experimentation, test and measurement, inferences woven together into theories that are essentially stories which science tells us.

“I am not accusing science or scientists of being sloppy or imprecise, Cobb opined; on the contrary, they tell us some of the most precise and testable stories available to the culture.”

Until God, that is – Unfathomable – ‘Stories to us; reality to Him’ …

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. ~ Genesis 1:14-19

He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. ~ Job 26:7

It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: ~ Isaiah 40:22

That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; ~ Genesis 22:17

The Lord your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude. ~ Deuteronomy 1:10 … (See also 10:22)

Compared to the scope of the universe, we are not even bacteria. It is so unfathomable and ludicrously large that we can never truly grasp its size. We can get a feeling of insignificance but we are unable to understand just how great in scale all of creation is.

When you can think that everything we create in our imaginations as humans could be out there alive, real, and functioning, it’s a breathtaking idea. Unfathomable, even.

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are? ~ Job 38: 31-35


See Answers in Genesis: The Universe Confirms the Bible

Also DO NOT MISS Mysterious Dimension(s) of the Universe

Plus Almost Impossible to comprehend how Massive our Universe is

Link to Kurt Cobb and Resource Insights


Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!