Incomprehensible Eternal Presence
In July 2015, NASA’s New Horizon passed Pluto sending amazing photos back to Earth. With it, there were numerous news stories attempting to explain the size and scale of the mission. It is hard for us to comprehend since New Horizon was traveling at speeds upward of 36,000 miles per hour and it still took 9 years to travel the 3.1 Billion miles to Pluto.
As CBS News wrote, “Imagine the sun the size of a quarter on the goal line of a football field. Now imagine all of the planets stretched out in a straight line from the sun.
Earth, just 0.009 inches across at this scale, would be positioned around the three-yard line. Mighty Jupiter, just one tenth of an inch across, would be “orbiting” inside the near red zone just past the 15-yard line. Ringed Saturn would be just inside the 30. The outer gas giants, Uranus and Neptune, would be orbiting on the opponent’s side of the field, 57 and 90 yards from the sun.
Pluto would be an invisible speck one thousandth-of-an-inch across 18 yards beyond the opponent’s goal line. At this scale, the next nearest star would be some 458 miles away.”
Yet, Jesus is bigger. The letter to the church of Smyrna points out that Jesus is the first and the last, who died and came to life again. He is across all space and time. All things were created through Him and He is present, everlasting, in all eternity. He is one of the three persons of the Eternal, all Knowing and all Powerful God.
In the vastness of that eternal space and time, our entire existence, not just you or me, but all mankind since the creation, is immeasurably small – smaller than a single vibration of a soundwave. Talk about blinking and missing it.
Yet. Yet, Jesus is present fully in our here and now. His love and presence is so big that He is fully in the smallness of our lives. And His presence is so great, that He does not consider it small.
He became lower than the angels to walk this earth only to die for our sins. He chooses to hear and answer our prayers. He chooses to stay active in creation and He cares deeply and fully about each and everyone one of us during each and every moment of each and every day.
Mind – Blown!
who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again
Jesus is eternal – He is a person of the Trinity for ever. He is the first and last of the earth (at the beginning and the end). He is the one who saved mankind by dying and coming back to life.
your afflictions and your poverty – yet you are rich. He knows about the slander of those who claim to be Jews but are not God’s chosen people but of the synagogue of Satan
Difference between man’s view and God’s view. They lacked earthly resources, but they had abundance of spiritual resources. They did not have earthly savings, but they had treasures in Heaven.