Master of the Universe
(Above: A view of the Florida Keys from space)
It may not be readily apparent why such an enormous universe exists. After all, with the exception of the Sun's life-sustaining energy, we are not dependent upon any distant stars, nebulae or other deep-space objects for our survival. It is likely that our only interaction with the universe will be the view through binoculars and telescopes. Modern technology has not afforded humans the experience of traveling beyond our own moon, let alone a cluster of stars 100,000 light-years away or a beautiful galaxy over 2,000,000 light-years away, and those are both modest distances by universe standards.
So, why does all of this "stuff" exist? In the first chapter of Genesis we quickly learn that God possesses a high degree of contentment and satisfaction with regards to His Creation, much as a craftsman takes great pride in his work. Sometimes, the finished product has only one purpose, and that is to showcase the dedication, love and skill of the One who created it.
Lord, may the wonders of the universe be constant reminders of the dedication, love and skill with which You have created all things. Amen.