I love a good “time lapse” video, especially ones that focus on the stars above us. Look at this, for example:

It looks like the universe above us is moving in a circle right? No wonder some ancient thinkers had the idea the universe revolved around the earth. But actually it’s just an optical illusion. The world is the thing that’s moving; the rest of the universe is just so vast it envelopes our little world entirely.

Our wonderful planet is just little blue ball in the vast ocean of space. It’s staggering, no?

And yet, we are important to the God who made…all of it.

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Psalm 8:3-4

When I consider the vastness of the universe around me, all of which is the work of God’s creative power, I can’t help but ask the question: Who am I, that God would care about me? What is humanity that He would visit us with His Grace?

What an amazing thing to be thought-of, by the only Being that is bigger than everything else there is!