by Tammy Phillips
July 15, 2021
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite. (Psalm 147:5 NKJV)
Before there was Google there was googol and before there was googol there was God. However, there would be no googol nor Google, if there was no God.
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (John 1:3 NKJV)
Oddly, Google was first called BackRub. The founders wisely rebranded the company and its name which is derived from the number googol, which is 10100 or 1 with 100 zeroes or 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. This word number was selected to signify the large quantities of information the search engine would provide. Although there are a googol of answers Google provides. Its resources are not infinite. Only God can claim infinity ∞ and it’s not really a number. God cannot be defined nor put in a box. He is not limited by time, space, nor a number. God is so much bigger than 10100.Google or any search engine has made it much easier to find the answers we look for. We can “google” part of a verse, a phrase or a word and the search engine will assist us in finding the scripture we are looking for. I thank God for search engines. They make it easier for us to learn about Him. They put unlimited resources at our fingertips to help us find and understand God.
However, God is the only One who knows the number of grains of sand in and by the seas. He knows the number of galaxies in the universe. “He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.” (Psalm 147:4 NKJV) He knows when we sit down and when we stand up. He knows the number of hairs on our head. My mind is blown. How about yours? I mean the hairs on my head could literally change, minute by minute. My husband finds them everywhere. How amazing it is that God knows when they fell out and where they fell.
A googol is big, but our God is bigger. He is innumerable, incalculable, immeasurable, limitless, everlasting and eternal.
I enCOURAGE you to use the googol of Google and get to know our God even better. Use any search engine to assist you in seeking God. I like the search engine “Duck, Duck, Go” for its name alone. It makes me smile. Our Lord God has made it so easy to find Him. We have so many resources at our fingertips. While you are spending endless hours on the phone, iPad, or computer searching social media, news media, sports media, Pinterest and Amazon, why not read a Bible app, listen to a podcast or “google” God. He doesn’t care how you find Him. He just wants to be found by you. GO GOOGLE GOD!
“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:2-3 NIV)