This item was originally posted in March, 2006. It is now part of my blog recycling program. Because I have more people reading The Earth is Not Flat! now than I did a year ago, I will occasionally go back and re-use some of my best blog entries. This entry highlights the truth that the universe is not about us, but about God.
Galaxies, Hubble Space Telescope ultra deep field, NASA/JPL
There are an estimated 1021 stars in the universe. Doesn’t this make Earth, and the humans who inhabit it, seem rather insignificant? Yes, and no. Consider this quote from John Piper:
“Sometimes people stumble over this vastness in relation to the apparent insignificance of man. It does seem to make us infinitesimally small. But the meaning of this magnitude is not mainly about us. It’s about God… The reason for ‘wasting’ so much space on a universe to house a speck of humanity is to make a point about our maker, not us.” –John Piper, Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ.