Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Where is Carl Sagan?

"Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people." Carl Sagan

God knows what Carl Sagan did in the last days or even last minutes of his life. Cancer has a way of stopping us in our tracks, and making us think about life’s bigger issues. However, at the time Carl Sagan wrote the above, it showed how "lost" he was. He believed that we live on a lost planet, forgotten by whoever ("whatever" cannot forget) created it. But he was misinformed.

We are not at all insignificant. The fact that this earth has oxygen, that it has water, that it is just the right distance for the star we call the sun sets us apart as having great significance. Neither are we at all "forgotten" by God. True, the number of galaxies is innumerable, but each one of us is intimately remembered by our Creator. He knew us before we were formed in the womb, He knows how many hairs are on our heads, and He even knows our thoughts, before we think them. Of course, you don’t believe that if you are an atheist, but that doesn’t change its truth.

Imagine the tragedy and sense of betrayal--if you base your whole life on the empty philosophy of Carl Sagan, and find on Judgment Day that he did repent and trust the Savior. Imagine seeing him separated to Heaven, and yourself cast into Hell because you followed him in life but weren’t privy to his death.

I think it would be wise not to follow the vain philosophy of any man or woman. Rather, follow Jesus Christ. He is the way, the truth and the life. How do you do that? Call upon His name. Do it today. Simply humble yourself, repent of your sins, and put your trust in the Savior…and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free (see John 8:31-32).

Pic. From Richard Gunther: "The little yellow dot is our sun, and the red area is the side of the star called 'Canis Majoris.' It is utterly amazing how big this star really is (the largest discovered so far), compared to our tiny little sun -- and yet we think the sun is big!"