Bible: Isaiah 40:18-26
40:18 To whom can you compare God?
To what image can you liken him?
40:19 A craftsman casts 1 an idol;
a metalsmith overlays it with gold
and forges silver chains for it.
40:20 To make a contribution one selects wood that will not rot; 2
he then seeks a skilled craftsman
to make 3 an idol that will not fall over.
40:21 Do you not know?
Do you not hear?
Has it not been told to you since the very beginning?
Have you not understood from the time the earth’s foundations were made?
40:22 He is the one who sits on the earth’s horizon; 4
its inhabitants are like grasshoppers before him. 5
He is the one who stretches out the sky like a thin curtain, 6
40:23 He is the one who reduces rulers to nothing;
he makes the earth’s leaders insignificant.
40:24 Indeed, they are barely planted;
yes, they are barely sown;
yes, they barely take root in the earth,
and then he blows on them, causing them to dry up,
and the wind carries them away like straw.
40:25 “To whom can you compare me? Whom do I resemble?”
says the Holy One. 9
40:26 Look up at the sky! 10
Who created all these heavenly lights? 11
He is the one who leads out their ranks; 12
he calls them all by name.
Because of his absolute power and awesome strength,
not one of them is missing.