Our verse for today comes from John 3:12, ” If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? “
The earth is not small. To be exact, it’s about 197 million square miles of bigness. However, about 1.3 million of our earths could fit inside our sun. So, big is no doubt relative. Remember that when you’re complaining about needing to lose five pounds. If you’re feeling a little sluggish today, take solace in that you are still motoring around that enormous sun at the pace of 66,600 miles per hour. So, never look back at the end of your day and say you haven’t gone anywhere or accomplished anything. And if you’ve got about 42 minutes to spare, imagine a tunnel cut through the earth going directly through its center. Now, if you’d venture a step and fall into that tunnel, it would take about 42 minutes for you to come out on the other side of the earth. That’s a slide like no playground has ever seen. And if you sometimes feel a wee bit crowded by the people and cars when you’re scooting around town, take solace in knowing that scientists say there are more organisms in a teaspoon of soil than there are people living on earth – and that puts it north of 7 billion. Try not to think about what you’re doing to those tiny civilizations when you dig your next hole in the ground. Our home, this third planet from the sun, is unique and amazing in so many ways. Just knowing that miles beneath us is a core that is literally as hot as the blazing sun seems incongruous with the plush and comfortable life we live up here on the surface.
But the fascinations of earth, though some may be difficult to believe, or even impossible to swallow when couched in an evolutionary premise, should only serve to open our minds and hearts to the Creator who has the power and the might and the will to put everything as it is. This, that we see and experience, is only meant to shuttle us closer to the One behind it all. What we can learn from our surroundings should point us to the God who surrounds us all and binds it all together. If life on this earth isn’t directing you there, then the heavenly things might be too far away from where you’re heart spends its time.
As we seek Him today, remember what and Who came first, and keep things in their proper order and perspective.