Who are we anyway?

“When I consider your heavens…
what is man that you are mindful of him…”
Psalm 8:3-4 (NIV)

Even before the age of telescopes humanity has looked up to the heavens and found the sight awe inspiring. Now that we have the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope (the James Webb Space Telescope), we can only wonder what will be the newest information from such a device. The Hubble Space Telescope gave us the most detailed images yet of deep space objects.

All of this makes our planet appear as nothing in the grand scheme of things. We seem a speck of dust on the face of eternity. More than ever our apparent insignificance is known from the information astronomy is feeding us every day.

Scripture insists that our small speck of a planet is of immense value to almighty God. As we read our Bibles we learn that the entire cosmos is under a curse uttered by God and recorded in Genesis 3. Then we also read in the Bible that the stage for God’s redemptive activity is this same speck of dust in the cosmos that we call Earth. From Earth, God will lift the curse at the end time, and bring to completion the work of our Lord on the cross.

What is truly remarkable is that God uses an apparently insignificant platform called Earth to restore the entire cosmos to its perfection prior to Genesis 3 and the curse.

From considering the idea of earth being an unlikely place from which to restore the universe we should consider the statement in 1 Corinthians 1:27

“…God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”

God is spoken of as choosing the common, ordinary people to do great things for His kingdom.

For those who truly believe in the resurrected Jesus we are told that the power that raised Jesus from the dead is the same power operating in our lives today. Listen to the apostle Paul in Ephesians 1:18-20 as he writes, (NIV)

“…that you may know…his incomparably great power for us who believe.
That power…which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead…”

No known power in the universe can reverse the experience of death. Yet Jesus can speak to the dead and they live (Luke 7:14). Jesus can speak a word and sins are forgiven (Luke 7:48). Again, Jesus can speak the word and our eternal destiny is assured (Luke 23:43). Jesus called the worlds into existence (Colossians 1:16).

Look no further for one to come alongside and guide you through this difficult time. He shall never leave those who trust in Him. Today the Lord says in Isaiah 43: 4

“…you are precious in my sight…and …I love you...”

Who are we? Are we significant? We are indeed! Our Creator invites us to receive His love in Jesus. Accept His invitation today.

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