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A Sense of Perspective

A meme I have seen used in several places recently is to look at how tiny the earth is in the big scheme of things. I picked it up when I was speaking at church last night, using an illustration which I found on the web a while ago.

Earth is tiny compared to the sun and yet the sun is tinier still compared to a giant star like Antares (also illustrated on the page given above). Remembering that God created and sustains all these heavenly bodies is a good antidote to the illusion that the Easter story is all about me as an individual.

We are each known personally but saved to be part of God’s community, the church. Some interpretations of Christianity seem much more individualistic but, when I get a glimpse of the stars, I realise the picture is much bigger than my finite mind can comprehend.

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