We are so small, God is so big...
Our planet earth is a small part of a solar system that is 7.3 billion miles across. This solar system is a little speck in the galaxy called the Milky Way which is about 100,000 light years across.
Scientists know these things and they have a reverence for the universe. They stand in awe at what they see and they hear us Christians say that God created all that and he put man in one place… planet earth. (Little teeny weeny planet earth.) The skeptical scientists laugh at that and say… What’s the point of that? Seems like a lot of wasted space. All that space and man occupies this little teeny planet? Here’s the point… It would be wasted space if it were all about us.
Psalms 19:1 says, "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork." It's not all about us. The heavens are telling us about the glory of God. All that space out there with us on a tiny spec of it tells us all about our insignificance and also all about God’s glory.
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To God be the glory!
God is radically God exalted. He designed the universe to be about Himself... to declare His awesome glory. Rom 3:23 says… “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Sin is all about being defined in relationship to the glory of God. If we don’t have a reverence and an awe of the glory of God we are sinning. Sin is falling short of the glory of God. No matter how hard we try, no matter how good we are… We will always fall short of the glory of God. That’s why we were in so desperate need of the cross.