"For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him."
Did you know that the nearest star (besides our own sun) is 4.2 light years away. A light year is measured by the speed of light (136,000 miles per second) X the seconds in an hour (3,600) X the hours in a day (24) X the days in a year (365). Therefore if you traveled at the speed of light fo...r every second of every hour of every day for 4.2 years you would arrive at the nearest star (Proxima Centauri). And yet the nearest galaxy to our own is 2,200,000 light years away. Scientist estimate that there are 8,479 galaxies in observable space as far away as several billion light years away! They have concluded that there is no way of estimating the number of galaxies outside of observable space. This is the only the measure of the 2nd heaven that illustrates for us what a great mountain of mercy we possess which is as the heaven is high above the earth!!