Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God. (Psalm 90:2)
Read: Jeremiah 39:1-41:18, 2 Timothy 1:1-18, Psalm 90:1-91:16, Proverbs 26:1-2
Relate: The Total Perspective Vortex
Have you ever heard of it? There was a guy who created a machine that someone could enter. Once they did, they were given a full and accurate understanding of two basic questions: 1) How big is the universe? 2) How small am I in comparison? The inventor created this machine specifically for another man named Zaphod Beeblebrox so when Zaphod entered this machine, it gave him an understanding that he was the center and purpose of that universe. Unfortunately, anyone else who entered received a far more accurate understanding and the immensity of our universe when fully and truly comprehended drove them insane. Their mind was simply not able to handle it.
In a sense, I am grateful that I will never have to enter the Total Perspective Vortex. That understanding is beyond me. It is not for me. If you disagree, get a little glimpse of this…
React: Perhaps a step into that Total Perspective Vortex would do me a bit of good. All too often my problems, and my ambitions, and my plans seem so big when truly they are nothing. On the flip side, the fictional character of Zaphod is in some small way an image of God in perspective to that immense universe. The Psalms says He breathes out the stars. He spoke them into existence with a word. In Isaiah, He has a name for each one and stretches them out as easily as I do a curtain. This huge, immense universe is nothing in comparison. Yet this great God laid down His divinity that I might be reconciled. How great is our God?
God, You are the center of the universe. More than that, You are it’s creator and You sustain it. All the universe, in it’s wisdom sings Your praise. Keep me from being so foolish that I refuse to join the song. Give me perspective because I keep trying to glorify myself, my wants, and my desires in my own eyes when all I should be doing is looking to You. How great You are, God. Let me sing with the mountains and the heavens, all creation and every creature, “How Great Is Our God.”
4 thoughts on “Total Perspective Vortex”
Perspective is a wonderful thing–or not if you feel like your significance has shrunk. The picture of this is so vast and huge–it amazes me how God could choose to love a speck like me. Thanks for this.
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The post has really lifted my heart….
my problems now seem nothing…simply nothing
Great Post! You put a lot of research into this.