Thursday, March 08, 2012

It's a Great Big Universe

The other day I was pondering how vast and enormous the universe is in comparison to you and me.  As the song says, "It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny / We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney ..."

Yet even though we may be tiny specks in a great big universe, ponder this:  The entire universe is a tiny speck in the palm of the hand of God.  How really puny are we, really, if we are just tiny little specks on a tiny speck in the hand Omnipotence?  That is enough to make most people feel at least a little bit insignificant.

The good news is the truth of the matter is, even though we are micro-Mickey Rooney-sized specks, we have captured God's attention!  In a time long, long before Mickey Rooney walked the earth, the king of Israel, David, pondered the size of man in comparison to the size of the God of the universe:

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in the whole earth!
You have made your glory higher than the heavens.
You have made sure that children and infants praise you.
You have done it because of your enemies.
You have done it to put a stop to their talk.

I think about the heavens.
I think about the moon and stars that you have set in place.

What is a human being that you think about him?
What is a son of man that you take care of him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings.
You placed on him a crown of glory and honor.

You made human beings the rulers over all that your hands have created. 
You put everything under their control.
They rule over all flocks and herds and over the wild animals.
They rule over the birds of the air and over the fish in the ocean.
They rule over everything that swims in the oceans.

Lord, our Lord, how  majestic is your name in the whole earth!
Psalm 8 (New International Readers Version)

I don't know about you, but I still have trouble wrapping my mind around the Creator of the universe noticing puny me, let alone loving me the way He does! 

It's big and black and inky, and we're all small and dinky.  It's a big universe, and we're not! 
Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in the wole earth!

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