Feeling Small

God has done several things to make us feel small. First off, He has placed us on an enormous planet, in which billions of people may live together. But the planet Earth is dwarfed by the Sun. You could fit a million Earths inside the Sun. But wait, there’s more. The Earth and the Sun are only a small portion of our solar system, which measures several trillion miles across. Can you even conceive of that size? But the diameter of our solar system is several thousand times smaller than the distance to the closest star, which is a bit more than 4 light-years away. There are hundreds of billions stars in our galaxy, some of which would take you 100,000 years to visit, if you were traveling at the speed of light to get there. In other words, our galaxy is 600,000,000,000,000,000 miles across. But, our galaxy is only one of billions of other galaxies, with even further distances between them. Even with our most powerful telescopes, many of these galaxies appear to be faint stars in the sky.

Isaiah 40:12 says that God has measured the entire universe with the span of His hand.

Are you feeling small? Is God feeling big? Then why do we think so highly of ourselves? “Do not think more highly of yourself than you ought to think” (Romans 12:3).

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