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Big God, Big Universe

The other day, I was woolgathering about a job I had. We could call the company president by his first name. He was walking by and I called out to him. He stopped and turned toward me, ready to listen. Something similar happened with a person of importance just the other day, too. They condescended to give time and attention to a nobody.

Scoffers will challenge Christians, asking that since the universe is so huge, why would God bother with us down here? For centuries, humans have been learning about the vastness of the universe. While scoffers make the big universe a challenge, believers also wonder — for different reasons.

The more we learn, the bigger the universe gets. People wonder why God made it so big. Some ask to scoff, others ask so they can marvel at God's greatness and mercy.
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One view involves presuppositions of atheistic naturalism. I'll allow that the universe is incomprehensibly large, so scoffers cannot accept that if the Creator exists, we're in a special place. Contrary to this is the biblical worldview. God has explained himself in his Word, how he loves us and we are created in his image. From our standpoint, we are humbled at the Creator's grandeur and what he has done for his glory and our pleasure.
Why did God make the universe so big compared to us? Interestingly, some skeptics have even turned this into an argument against God (or, at least an argument against the idea that God cares about us).

The idea runs like this: the observable universe is 93 billion light-years in diameter, which makes the earth and us on less than a speck against the backdrop of such a vast cosmic dark. Nor do we seem to occupy a special physical location in the universe, e.g. at its centre (at least, according to big bang theory). And humans (per the standard scientific narrative) have only existed for the last 1 million years or so of its supposed 13.8-billion-year existence. We’re not just a speck of dust in a vast cosmic dark, but we’re also just a blip on the cosmos’ supposed timeline.

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