A Speck in the Universe?

Recently, my wife and I were privileged to see a preview of the IMAX movie, “Hubble.”


The images the Hubble sends back are artistically beautiful, inspiring, and awe inducing. . Beyond the range of the human eye are stars, galaxies, nebulas, all churning with power of God’s words, “Light, be.”


To travel millions of light years to see inside the Orion Nebula, to see the birth of stars, filled me with a wonder at the marvel and perfection of God’s creation.


There is the temptation to feel small and insignificant at the hugeness of the universe, at the billions of stars scattered across the black velvet spectrum of space. What is man in all this vastness?


The last image of the film is the earth, blue and white, and full of life. So far, the only known planet with life.


And God created it along with the rest of the universe. He created it to be our home, for us to have dominion over, to care for.


He created it because He loves us and wants us to have His best. When I think of those Hubble images, I don’t see us as small and insignificant, dwarfed by the limitlessness of space. I see us as His beloved, the ones He created to share this universe. The same words that created us, created all around us, to show us His power, to show us His love is as boundless as the universe He created for us. And I am humbled and honored by this love.



2 Responses to A Speck in the Universe?

  1. Christine Lindsay May 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    Such an inspiring post. I’m always in awe oh how great the Lord is, and yet is so attentive to the smallest of His creation.

  2. Henry May 30, 2011 at 2:08 am #

    Thank you, Christine. I so appreciate the ways He shows us He loves us.

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