Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Pale Blue Dot

This picture was taken by the Voyager 1 probe from over 3,500,000,000 (three and a half BILLION) miles away as it was leaving our solar system. That little bitty speck (the "Pale Blue Dot") in the golden band to the right is Earth. That's me, you, everyone you've ever known or seen or talked to, all contained in about an eighth of a pixel (.12 px).

Humbling, ain't it?

And to think, our sun is but a "Pale Blue Dot" from another point in this galaxy. Our galaxy but a "Pale Blue Dot" from another, unseeable from farther galaxies . . .

And that speck, that fraction of a pixel; that's where God sent His Son. That's not even a grain of sand on all the beaches in comparison, and it's our home. It's where you and i, God's children, have been placed for this time, this day, this purpose: to change that dot.

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