Thursday, February 7, 2019
HOW SIGNIFICANT ARE WE?
In Mort Walker’s comic strip “Beetle Bailey,” Sergeant Snorkel was trying to humble Beetle. He took him outside, pointed to the heavens, and said, “Look up there, Beetle. The planet earth is just one ball circling the sun and the sun is one of billions of stars in the Milky Way. Our galaxy is just one of billions in a vast universe and I am just one speck in one tiny part of a tiny ball in that vast universe. And YOU are even tinier than ME! Now, do you understand how insignificant you are?”
The Bible agrees with Sergeant Snorkel that the created universe is larger and more awesome than we can imagine. But the Bible does not agree that one person is insignificant. On the contrary, the Bible says that each of us is a unique and precious creation of God, formed by God in our mothers’ wombs (Jeremiah 1:5). God not only knows our names; he has counted the hairs on our heads (Matt. 10:30).
So precious are we that Jesus Christ left the glory of heaven, came to planet earth, and died on a cross, because there was no other way that we could be cleansed of sin and made fit to live with God eternally.
God has hung a price tag on each of us. It reads “priceless”!