You know it’s happened to you. You’re sitting there trying to think of the answer to some mundane question when you or someone else says, “Why don’t you just Google it?” I wonder if anyone at Google ever thought that their company name would one day become a verb? I know from my experience that whenever I ask someone how they knew some random bit of information, they just respond with, “I googled it.”
I don’t blame them. I grew up before the advent of the internet and I can tell you, it sure would’ve come in handy during those late nights working on research papers. Some of you know what I mean, the time when research meant reading through actual books and encyclopedias to garner facts and information. Not anymore. Google does it all for us. According to the website techwelkin.com,
- Everyday, Google crawls over 20 billion websites.
- Google processes 100 billion searches each month, which means 3.3 billion per day and 12,000 per second.
- Ober 4 billion videos are watched everyday on YouTube (Google-owned).
The facts are simply staggering and would surely excite any mathematician or computer programmer, but I know a far better way to gain all the wisdom and information we’ll ever need. Who needs Google when you’ve got God? He is the ultimate search engine being omniscient (all-knowing) and omnipotent (all-powerful) and he has an understanding that far surpasses anything mere man could know.
” But, as it is written,
‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him’—
these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.”
(1 Corinthians 2:9-10)
Google’s ability to find answers and man’s ability to reason and think in constructive ways are pretty amazing, but they pale in comparison to the power and knowledge of God. Does Google know the number of hairs on your head? God does (Matthew 10:30). Can Google know the thoughts and desires of your heart? No, but God can (Proverbs 5:21). Is it possible for Google to know about your sin? I don’t think so! But God does (Psalm 69:5) and he even has the ability to forget them too (Isaiah 43:25). Even the very words of God are able to expose any mystery man may keep (Hebrews 4:12). So I’ll ask again, who needs Google when you’ve got God?
“Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure.”