The earth is a big place. According to Space.com, the circumference of the earth is a hair under 25,000 miles; it weighs 6.6 sextillion tons (no online converter was able to convert that to pounds); the volume of it is 260 billion miles.
The highest place above sea level is Mount Everest at 29,028 feet and the lowest is the Mariana Trench at 36,200 feet below sea level.
That’s 3,576 miles. That’s 200 miles farther than it is from Portland to Anchorage, Alaska.
Here’s the thing, out of all nine planets (Pluto is a planet) in our Solar System, Earth ranks 5th in terms of size but there is a 22,850 mile difference between Earth and Neptune (ranked fourth). To put it in perspective, 57 Earths could fit into Neptune.
Further than that, 1.3 million Earths could fit in the Sun and the Sun is one of 200 billion known stars in our galaxy.
Beyond that, the best estimates of astronomers put our galaxy as one out of 100 billion galaxies in the universe.
Earth doesn’t seem so big anymore.
This has been a very visual blog because God has created all of it. At his Word, it was instantaneously created, from the biggest star to the smallest atom. He is the perfect creator. God is so creative that He created creativity. Psalm 95:3-5 in the Message paraphrase says, “in one hand he holds deep caves and caverns, in the other hand grasps the high mountains. He made Ocean—he owns it! His hands sculpted Earth!” He didn’t just sculpt the Earth, he sculpted the universe. And He sculpted us into masterpieces. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Here are just a few more pictures of God’s boundless creativity: