We are tiny – in space and time
By this guy‘s calculation, if the known universe were the size of Earth, then Earth would be 1/180 the size of an atom.
Imagine creating an environment the size and complexity of earth and then concentrating all your ‘love energy’ on a little fragment of a single atom on (or in) that planet.
Humanity is also dwarfed by the universe in terms of duration.
The oldest Old Testament scriptures are approximately 2,700 years old, but if we conservatively say 3,000 years, that still means God’s relationship (of whatever nature) with humans occupies:
- Less than one-seventh of human history (so far).
- Less than one part in 700,000 of the age of the earth.
- Less than one part in 2.1 million of the age of the known universe.
Suppose you were to compress the history of the universe into a movie 80 hours and 6 minutes long, and screen it nonstop from 8 a.m. Monday through 4:06 p.m. Thursday. In that movie, the earth would form around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the human species would appear in the last minute of the film, and God’s first alleged interaction with man would occur in the last second of the film.