A fifth-rate planet revolving around a tenth-rate sun

Earth has been described as ‘a fifth-rate planet revolving around a tenth-rate sun in the forgotten corner of the universe.’ The more we learn about the immensity of Space the tinier and more insignificant our part of the Universe seems – and Earth seems nothing more than a speck of cosmic dust. It’s no wonder that thinking people have questioned the idea that God could have any interest in it, let alone us. Even King David in one of his psalms said: ‘when I consider your heavens…the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him.’
Yet Jesus taught that each of us is not only known to God, but infinitely precious to God. ‘Even the hairs on you head are numbered’ was the way he put it. But it all remains a mystery until we personally reach out to Him, then we just know it.

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