The Parable on Disproportion

John Piper gives a beautiful illustration on the way we need to view our smallness in this universe. He points to the glory of God in classic Piper fashion.

God made man small and the universe big to say something about Himself. And He says it for us to learn and enjoy–namely, that He is infinitely great and powerful and wise and beautiful. The more the Hubble Telescope sends back to us about the unfathomable depths of space, the more we should stand in awe of God. The disproportion between us and the universe is a parable about the disproportion between us and God. And it is an understatement. But the point is not to nullify us but to glorify Him.

John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life, page 34

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