pale blue dot
As I continue in Louie Giglio and Matt Redman’s Indescribable, my amazement grows. On February 14, 1990, the Voyager 1 took a series of 60 pictures each containing 640,000 pixels. The pictures made from about 4 billion miles away show a pale blue dot the area of 0.12 pixels (NASA- JPL). That pale blue dot? You guessed it, the earth. Seeing our planet from so great a distance was a shock to many. We humans have a tendency to feel large and in charge, as if the world revolves around us. Yet in reality, we are tiny specks of dust on an insignificant planet amid an astonishing universe. We are but a small dot on the pale blue dot of earth.
I open the Bible and read truths of God that shock me farther. More mind-blowing than how small earth is in this grand universe is how much God loves me, you. In Psalm 18 David was praising God for deliverance from enemies, from the deep when he wrote-
“He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” Psalm 18:19
The more my mind is opened to the greatness of the universe, the more I am awed by the truth that God delights in me. Zephaniah echoes the same truth-
“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you.” Zephaniah3: 17
My mind is struggling to take it in. The God who created the wonders of the universe delights in me, in you. Wow!
Lord, Your delight in me amazes me and makes me feel so very loved. Thank you, for your loving care, your delight! I praise your name for you are so very worthy! Amen!