Tiny but mighty

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?  Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”  Matthew 10:29-30 NIV

I love the infant onesies and shirts inscribed with slogans like “Tiny But Mighty”.  They are so cute!  You and I are “tiny but mighty”, too, even though we’re fully grown adults.  However, it has absolutely nothing to do with us.  

Are you familiar with the GAIA mission of the European Space Agency?  It’s a long-term project to measure the positions and distances of stars with unprecedented precision.  These guys have made some amazing discoveries.  

Our little planet Earth resides in the Milky Way Galaxy, which is one of many galaxies in the known universe.  The sun is the star that makes life possible on our planet.  After several years of work, GAIA has mapped 1.6 billion–yes, billion with a “b”–stars in the Milky Way.  Guess what?  They have estimated there are 100-200 billion stars in our galaxy.  That sounds massive, but it’s really quite small in comparison to the whole universe that may extend to infinity.  I don’t have the brain power to comprehend it.  

Why in the world would we think of ourselves as having any significance whatsoever? One thing stands out:  Almighty God.  He made us in His image.  He sent His Son to die for us.  He invites us to live with Him forever if we’ll only accept His free gift of grace.  

He knows every sparrow that falls to the ground and considers us far more valuable.  He knows every detail of our existence–every thought, word, and deed.  He knows the number of hairs on our head.    

You matter to God.  You are “tiny but mighty”, not because of who you are but who He is.  When we think of ourselves as compared to all of God’s creation, it should be incredibly humbling.  We are nobodies, but He considers us somebodies.  Praise the God who loves us!

Are you returning love to Him?

Prayer:  Thank you, God, for You and only You are all powerful, all knowing, all wise, all perfect, the creator of all things, ruler of Heaven and Earth.  We cannot understand why You love us so much, but we are so glad and fortunate that You do.  Amen.

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