The Universe: Faith Makes All the Difference!
Gavin came home and wanted to watch a video on YouTube—Us In Relationship to the Universe. Basically, this video began with showing us the size of a small moon in our solar system and worked its way up through all the planets, the sun, several other stars in our galaxy, and finally the universe. By the time one is finished watching the video, one gets the impression of earth being nothing more than a speck in the grand scheme of things. Are human beings even less than a speck and insignificant in the cosmos? This is exactly what atheistic evolutionists want us to believe. Their philosophy of the absolute materiality of everything implies that human beings are next to nothing. This is a leading cause of the hopelessness and despair that many experience in the world today.
The Psalmist once wrote, “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?” (Psalm 8:3-4). The Psalmist also had the feeling that he was little in comparison to the Universe, but notice what faith in God prompted him to believe in the next verses. He goes on to say: “Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet (Psalm 8:5-6). In contrast to the philosophy of atheism, the Bible teaches that human beings are the pinnacle of God’s creation and central to His creative work. That is a philosophy of hope, meaning, power, and value; and it all starts with faith in God! What a difference that makes!