You and I are insignificant. Our impact on this earth is miniscule. Negligible.
We are but a breath. A blip in history. Even Scripture describes us as grass that quickly withers away (Isaiah 40:7).
It’s easy to forget just how insignificant we truly are because our personal universe is quite small. We’re a big fish in a small pond, as they say.
But, if you take a moment to contemplate the scope of God’s creation, your perspective will change. Recently, I did just that. My small group is reading “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan. In the book, Chan directs you to watch the following 3-minute video. I encourage you to watch it now.
Are you awed? If not, watch it again, because you missed something. We are insignificant. Lost in God’s great cosmos.
Now here’s the thing that should really blow our minds:
As insignificant as we are, God loves us and wants us.
Before He created the first star, He knew you (Ephesians 3:4-5). He does not need you, but He loves you and wants you (Acts 17:25, 27). He knows and cares about your every need (Matthew 6:28-33). You are so important to Him, that He gave His only Son over to death so you could be with Him forever (John 3:16).
In the midst of His vast, glorious cosmos, God sees you and calls you by name. And insignificant becomes significant.
How does it feel to be truly so small? How does it feel that God knows you and loves you?