God Loves This World—and You

In the beginning God created
the heavens and the earth.
          —Genesis 1:1

Voyager 1 was launched by NASA on September 5, 1977, to study the outer Solar System. At the time of this writing (August 2021), it is 14.2 billion miles from Earth. In 1990, when it was only 4 billion miles away, scientists turned its camera toward Earth and took pictures of our planet—an almost imperceptible blue dot.

But this miniscule speck, and every person on it—presently 7.9 billion—is the object of God’s special love: “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son” (Jn 3:16). “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God” (1 Jn 3:1).

God has a love relationship with this tiny blue dot—and with you, a renter of space on it.

“Insignificant” is a word
that can never be applied to you.

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