Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Insignificant we are?

This morning I saw a video about the size of our universe. About how if you line up all the planets in our solar system they would fit in the space between Earth and our moon. And how the Earth is a tiny speck of dust compared to the size of the sun. 

But yet the sun is a mere speck when comparing it to other stars. And even the Milky Way galaxy is just a blip in comparison to every galaxy out there. 
Some... in fact lots, take in this info and they say.."see how insignificant we are?? How could anyone believe that a god would care anything about the dust mite that is earth? Why would he actually send his son here to die so we could live forever with him." 

And then there are others that say, "how could anyone NOT believe there is a God? That something SO VAST and SO HUGE and SO COMPLEX that we can't even comprehend it, was created so that we have proof that a creator exists? How can we NOT realize how MUCH he loves us that we are so small in comparison to his creation and he did come to Earth in the flesh and suffer and die so we could live with him forever?!"

I've always been a bit fascinated with how people can be presented with the same info, but walk away with completely opposite conclusions. And I do find it a bit sad that some people's faith is in a Big Bang or explosion. There has never been ONE SINGLE OBSERVABLE INSTANCE where explosions did not cause chaos and disorder. Even on the smallest scale, it doesn't happen. If you've ever had an explosion in your kitchen and ended up with a tasty, beautiful cake, I'd love to hear about it.

Are there things we don't understand? Sure. Is it hard to understand why bad things happen to good people if there is a God? Yes. That too. But how does any of that nullify that there is a God? This generation isn't the first to question God. Not the first to think we know better. And who better to address this kind of thinking than God himself.
"Where were you when I made the Earth? If you are so smart, answer me. And who decided how big the Earth should be? What is the Earth resting on? 
Can you tie up the Pleiades? Can you unfasten the belt of Orion? Can you bring out the other constellations at the right times? Can you put each star in its place above the Earth? Can you shout at the clouds and command them to cover you with rain?
Did you give the horse its strength? Did you put the mane on its neck? Did you teach the hawk how to spread its wings and fly south? Have you ever walked on the ocean floor??"

These are just a few of the things God asks Job in Job 38 and 39. And after this verbal thrashing, Job's response should be our response when we get too big for our britches. 

Here it is:
"I know You can do everything. You make plans and nothing can change or stop them. I talked about things I did not understand. I talked about things too amazing for me to know. As I sit in the dust and ashes, I promise to change my heart and my life." (Job 42:2-3, 6)

So yes, we may be small and a mere speck on a map of the galaxies, but you can pillow your head at night knowing you AREN'T insignificant. That the creator of this universe LOVED you enough to put a plan in motion to reconcile us back to him when the prince of this world decided he would vie for your soul. And if you're in a place you feel you can't come back from--that the path to a right relationship with God is too hard, requires too much change, or just isn't possible.. Unless you're in the grave, that's not true. There WILL come a time when it's too late. But if you're reading this right now, that time hasn't come yet. He's waiting. Don't wait until it's too late.

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