Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, measured heaven with a span and calculated the dust of the earth in a measure? Weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?” (Is 40:10).
The question God asks causes us to think of His majesty and glory. It magnifies the Lord and minimizes all other things that once appeared to be so overwhelming and intimidating. It is not a matter of what but moreover, a question of who as we consider what we daily observe a coincidental. Things and people being held together, maintaining their set boundaries, is the result of an ordered plan. The thought and the power displayed in nature, if more carefully examined would have us stand in awe at the wonders of God! He created all things and is above all things. He calls to mind from the greatest to the smallest. The telescopic expanse and mystery of the universe created by His Hand and the microscopic detail and mystery of invisibly tiny worlds both are in need of the invention of instruments powerful enough to examine what is yet to be seen. God has full knowledge of both extremes. “He has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand.” He knows the limits of His creation that is measureless to man. Light years are used to measure the distance of stars and galaxies. Things that appear limitless have their limits. “He has calculated the dust of the earth in a measure”, i.e.; He knows the number of particles of dust existing on planet Earth! He knows how much each mountain weighs and the combined weight of all the mountains in the universe in both pounds and ounces. And not only mountains but hills are accounted for. If He pays that much attention to details, there is little wonder that God knows whatever challenges we may be facing. Nothing happens without God having full knowledge of it, the God who loves us!