Maybe you’re like me. I’ll read a passage of Scripture and feel like I have a pretty good grasp of it. Then I’ll hear someone else talk about the same passage and go, “Woah . . . There’s a lot more here that I didn’t even see!”
This happened to me pretty recently. I was listening to a Tim Keller podcast where he was expounding on these ten words:
“[Jesus] upholds the universe by the word of his power.” — Hebrews 11:3
I’m amazed at the significance of small phrases like this in the Bible. If we aren’t careful, we’ll miss them. Let me walk you through what Keller had to say about it.
Did you know that the distance between the earth and the sun is 92 million miles? Long way. If you and I could take an intergalactic road trip at 65 mph, it would take us 175 years to get there.
So for right now, let’s think about that distance—92 million miles—as the thickness of a sheet of paper.