God created a pale blue dot… There is a picture I saw not long ago that I can’t get out of my head. It’s called “Pale blue dot” and its one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.
Back in 1977 NASA launched a robotic spacecraft called Voyager 1 to study the outer solar system, Saturn and its moons. When Voyager 1 passed through the Saturnian system in 1980, the primary mission was declared complete but famous astronomer Carl Sagan suggested Voyager take 1 last picture of earth before communication was lost.
At 3.7 billion miles away the picture was taken and here is what Mr. Sagan said about it:
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there—on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”
In the picture above the Earth is smaller than a pixel, a piece of dust in the vastness of space. Sitting here writing, trying to put into words the awe I have for God looking at that image is not working. No words can describe.
King David says in Psalm 8:3-4 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?
Yes, King David was amazed at the power and awesomeness of God as well. Remember God created you specifically with meaning and purpose to live on this pale blue dot.
If you feel overwhelmed by the world or have huge problems in your life, remember how BIG God is.
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