By Adenuga Sunday Joseph
God is a God of success. If you read the Bible from Genesis 1: 1-2, you will see the success of God from the very beginning.
In the beginning GOD created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, let there be light: and there was light.
In the beginning, when God created the heaven and the earth, three things happened: number one, the earth became formless; number two, the earth became void; and number three, darkness covered the earth. It was a period of confusion, but God was not confused, neither was He disturbed: He only spoke and success followed. A good look at the universe will convince you that God is a big success. Yes, He is a super success. No matter from which perspective you look and consider what success really is, God is really the biggest success. He is rich, and everything is in super abundance in the universe. Lets consider the riches of God in this our universe; as we do this you will observe with awe His wisdom, power and orderliness.
This earth contains about seven continents; they are Africa, America, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. Each of these continents is a very large mass of land containing different types of living and non-living things, many countries and nations are in these continents. Apart from Antarctica (which is another mystery on earth), all other continents house millions of people of different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. Apart from these, there are many islands that stands alone and do not belong to any continent. Many rivers, seas and oceans surround the earth, mountains, vegetations, and a lot of natural resources are hidden in the depth of the earth. All these were created by the Almighty God and belong to God. Psalm 24: 1. The resources on earth cannot be fully comprehended; they are beyond the comprehension of any single human being no matter how brilliant he may be. Beyond the earth, we have the moon; the moon orbits the earth and revolves round it. Few people have traveled to the moon, the discovery of those men reveals that the moon is not habitable by any living being and besides the gravity of earth is different from that of the moon.
Now our earth and moon belongs to a solar system, this consist of the sun and nine planets, this earth is just one of them. There are some planets in this solar system that are far bigger than the earth in as much as one thousand times. Some planets have about eighteen moons orbiting them; and you know what? None of these planets can support any type of life apart from our planet, earth. Scientists have sent space probes to many of these planets and found out that the conditions in all these planets cannot support plant or animal life. Water does not exist in liquid form in many of these planets; some are extremely hot while some are extremely cold. The earth is the only planet found to be conducive to support plant and animal life. Another interesting thing I want you to know is the existence of asteroid belt. Containing many asteroids. Our solar system is very big; the size of it is beyond human imagination. Now when I first learnt of this I was dumbfounded, what is it? That the sun of our solar system is just a star, it belongs to a galaxy of stars called the ‘milky way’. This galaxy have about one hundred billion stars and our sun is just one of them. Do you know that this our sun even though it is a million times bigger than the earth, it is not considered as one of the big stars in the milky way galaxy. Another thing is that some of those stars may also have their own solar systems with planets orbiting them. Scientists even claimed that some stars have been discovered to have one or two planets orbiting them and that many other stars may have more than nine planets in their solar systems.
Are you following me with understanding? This is God’s creation, how big, how vast? That is not all; the Milky Way is not the only galaxy of stars in the universe, there are about one hundred billion observable galaxy of stars, and each of these galaxies also have about one hundred billion stars. WOW! Can you do the mathematics? Find out in one minute the number of stars there is in the universe, (that’s just a joke anyway). The truth is that God’s creation is so vast, so rich, there is an abundance of all things, and you can’t know everything God has created. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 8: 17
Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labor to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.