The bigger our telescopes get and the farther they can see, the bigger we realize this universe is.
Every time I brush up on how big the universe around us is, it gives me the chills. If I were merely to list the measurements for how big our galaxy is (not to mention the estimated hundreds of billions of other galaxies out there), the editor of this devotion wouldn’t be happy with all the zeros I would have to enter. I would exceed the word limit immediately. This universe is too massive for us to comprehend.
David knew that three thousand years ago, even without high-tech telescopes. As he looked up into the sky, he made this observation: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1).
This universe was designed to be a testimony to how big God is. But you were designed to be a testimony to how loving God is. The sky is doing its job. But a lot of times we don’t.
It can be startling to consider that in the grand scheme of this universe, we are not fulfilling the purpose for which we were designed. We don’t belong here, and we definitely don’t belong with God.
But that’s where his love becomes even greater. The Son of God was willing to enter his own creation so that he could save the part of it that he loved the most—you. The size of this universe is microscopic in comparison to that kind of love.