The Size of Infinity

Last night my friend and I were watching the new movie The Fault in Our Stars and one of the quotes from it got me thinking. (Total side note: It’s a great movie if you like crying, but the book is infinitely better.)

“There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”

-John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

If you know me you will probably know that these kinds of quotes and facts fascinate me; therefore, I naturally began thinking a bit on the subject of infinities. Really the only things that exist that are truly infinite are spiritual things. Like God. He’s pretty infinite. Also, our souls, they don’t end; people can’t TECHNICALLY die because our souls are everlasting. Lastly, heaven and hell are infinite which kind of make sense considering that after we die on earth that’s where our souls will go. So basics: God is forever and so are we.

Here is my second little head cannon: It is often said the God has A plan. Generally that implies that God knows THE (singular) future and everything that is going to happen. Now, technically, that is true but it also kind of cuts out our own free will. If God knows what the future is than he knows all the choices we make and what happens and nothing is really up to us. Personally, I think God is bigger than that. Every time we have to make decision in our lives, whether life changing or something seemingly insignificant, there are multiple possible outcomes and from each of those outcomes will come more possible decisions and outcomes and on and on forever. So really God knows ALL the POSSIBLE outcomes. He doesn’t just know what we will choose and what will happen. He sees what will happen if we choose one thing and what will happen if we choose another. Since that opens up an infinite amount of choices and circumstances, and God knows ALL of them, that makes him so unfathomably HUGE. Seriously, that’s mind blowing.

I know I’m really just rambling, but how cool is it that our God, who knows all the possible futures in the whole universe, cares so much about each one of us. In the scheme of forever it makes one feel pretty insignificant, but Jesus died for every single one of us.

Maybe this is something you’ve thought about before or maybe it’s something you don’t agree with. Really this is just a continuous revelation that I keep having of how incredible God is. He’s pretty awe-inspiring. It makes me want to just sit still for a while and try to think about the biggest thing that I can and then realize that God is bigger.

God is infinite.

That is the biggest infinity.

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