I feel totally small

Posted: December 2, 2013 in Between the lines, God and Time, Truth and Grace
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small - earthJesus, a bunch of his disciples and Murphy, the non-disciple, are camping out near the Sea of Galilee. It’s late at night and they are all lying on a hill looking into the night sky.

Jesus: There’s Mars! Isn’t this amazing! The stars, galaxies, planets–that’s the next nearest star, Alpha Centauri, over there, and it’s 4.3 light years away!

Disciples: Silence.

Jesus: Are you awake? (more silence) You know, I made all of this, right?

John (clearing his throat): What’s a mars?

Peter: Yeah, what’s a galaxy?

James: What’s a planet?

Murphy: What makes a light year weigh less than a regular year?

Jesus: Oh, right, you only know about the sun, moon and stars… Well, you live on planet Earth, which has one moon, and there are six other planets beside Earth and Mars going around the sun. The sun is a star, along with Alpha Centauri, and a million others in the Milky Way galaxy–see how the stars are clustered in a sort of cloud? That’s our galaxy and it’s huge. And the stars outside the cloud, those aren’t stars, they’re galaxies and stuff–billions and billions of ’em.

Nathaniel: So, that little star over there above that bush isn’t a star, it’s a galaxy with millions of stars and planets in it?

Jesus: Yep.

James: So, I’m guessing 3.4 years isn’t what time it is on Alpha Centauri?

Jesus: 3.4 is how many years it takes light to get there–light travels about 700 million miles an hour–if that star burned out right now, you’d see it 3.4 years from now.

Judas: You’re pulling our legs…

Andrew: I can’t even imagine… It’s all unreal. We really aren’t even a drop in the bucket in the big picture, are we? I feel totally small.

Jesus: You are infinitely small, but infinitely important to me. I made all that you can see, but I came here, now, to be with you.

Murphy: If you are God and you are here, now, who’s minding the farm a bazillion light years thataway?

Jesus: There’s more to me than meets the eye, but what you see is as much as you can understand about what makes me tick.

John: What makes you tick is getting us to repent and follow you, right? It seems you practically live for us with all your consideration, unconditional love and sacrifices. It would be unbelievable if we hadn’t seen your love and godliness with our own eyes.

Jesus: True. And I’m showing you my “way.” Future generations will see through your eyes and believe the Son of Man is the Son of God.

Peter: Lord, we see and we believe.

Jesus: Blessed are those who don’t see, but believe anyway.

Tr8: Be blessed. Repent and know God became man and demonstrated The Way for you.

 

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