“O Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him? Man is like a mere breath; his days are like a passing shadow” (Psalm 144:3-4).
From the vantage point of a space traveler orbiting our moon 235,000 miles from the earth, our planet is a beautiful sight to behold! But viewing our planetary home from our sun is a bit less impressive. From that vantage point, only 93 million miles away, planet earth is only a shiny, blue dot in a vast, starry sky. But if you travel only 4.2 light years to our nearest star system, Alpha Centauri, the earth is invisible to the naked eye. From that point of view, the small, blue dot in the cosmos has completely vanished. In terms of cosmic vastness and architectural structure, our planet is less significant than a grain of sand on an endless ocean beach.