Size Relativity to Put Things in Perspective

I certainty thought this was worth sharing! Beyond our sun…it’s a big universe! A high school teacher of mine, Mr. Johnson, forwarded me this in an email 5 years ago. To this day it still gives me the chills knowing how great the universe is and the importance of keeping life in perspective. We all need to take a healthy dose of perspective of just how insignificant our little problems are sometimes and marvel at the glory of God.

Creationist, Ken Ham, remarked in the reverse: people are always looking up for evidence of intelligent life when all we really need to do is look down (i.e. under a microscope). Given the complexity of the universe as a whole, you’d think that people would’ve caught on by now that mankind is just one piece of the tapestry. As we are woven into the fabric of creation, each thread is a precious line in an interconnected work of art.

As Augustine once said, “Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.”

5.88 trillion miles = 1 light year

1 million seconds ago = 12 days ago

 Lift up your eyes on high and see! Who has created these? He Who brings out their host by number and calls them all by name; through the greatness of His might and because He is strong in power, not one is missing or lacks anything.

Isaiah 40: 26


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