I am not but I know I Am
You and I are tiny, Miniscule. Transient. Microscopic. A momentary and infinitesimal blip on the timeline of the universe. A seemingly undetectable alliance of dust particles held together by the breath of God.
The sum of our days is like a vapor-our accumulated efforts like chaff in the wind. Among us, even the richest of the rich owns nothing. The strongest of the strong can be felled in one faltering heartbeat. We are fleeting mortals. Frail flesh. Little specks. Phantoms.
If this makes you feel a tad bit uncomfortable, you're not alone. Invariably, when I talk about the vastness of God and the cosmos, someone will say "you're making me feel bad about myself and making me feel really really small," as if thats the worst thing that could happen. But the point is not to make you feel small,rather to help you see and embrace the reality that you are small really really small.
But thats not where the story ends. Though we are transient dust particles in the universe that is expanding faster than the speed of light, the unexplainable mystery of mysteries is that you and I are loved and prized by the God of all Creation.
Simply because he wanted to, He fashioned each of us in His own image, creating within us the capacity to know him. And if that wasn't enough, in spite of our foolishness and rebellious hearts, God has pursued us with relentless passion and patience, fully expressing to us His unfathomable love through the mercy and grace of the cross of His son, Jesus Christ