You and I are but a minuscule speck of dust in a vast universe. Yet, that reality doesn’t mean we are insignificant. Jesus talked about how the “very number of hairs on each of our heads is numbered.” (Matthew 10:30) even if we feel insignificant, we are very significant to the God who knows every sparrow that falls to the ground.
Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Matthew 10:29-31 New King James Version (NKJV)
Knowing this soothes us when we feel small and unimportant, when the world knocks us to the ground. Knowing that God knows us brings great comfort when we feel small and weak. When life circumstances beat us down, we have this good word from the God of the universe.
For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Psalm 139:13-15 RSV
Certainly, it is true that we are just a tiny speck in the universe, but we are a speck of great value to the God who created us.