Friday, 29 May 2009

Insignificant

I feel great, Alhamdulilla. And No I'm not Bi-Polar. I was thinking of something Mother told me, in one of her bouts of infinite wisdom. She, well Mother (because I'll get a kick into next Wednesday if I say "she". I can hear it now, "Who's 'she'? The cats mother?") told me that everything always works out. Even when you think that the world as you know it is about to end, everything always works out. And we have to learn to TRUST more. By trust, Mother wasn't referring to the morons and maggots roaming the earth...Mother was referring to HIM, The Almighty All Powerful, The Lord of the Universe, Master of the Day of Judgement...

Then this morning, one of my God-loving colleagues, Christina, sent me this email and I thought that it was too good NOT to share. Now I've seen this before on the learning channel, some two years ago...but I think this encapsulates it quite well. I guess you can click on the images to see somewhat larger versions...for all those who are blind like me.

It's made me realise just how much of "nothing" my life really is, well everyone's life, in the grander scheme of things. So much doesn't matter. We are ALL SOOO INSIGNIFICANT...tiny specs of nothingness we are. True, check it out:

Here we are, thinking we're God's gift to the world:



And then, Earth meets his bigger brothers and looks like a right pansy next to them:




Then the Sun comes to visit, and whoa, kicks earth's ass:




But then the Sun is is just a disgruntled midget next to brother's Pollux and Arcturus and earth is not even visible at this scale:




But Arcturus' greatness is all just a front, because in reality Arcturus is Antares' bitch and the poor Sun is just another spec. And Antares is only a little more than 1000 light years away:




This is a Hubble Telescope, an ultra deep field infrared view of ENTIRE galaxies in the Universe. They are countless in number.



This is a close up of one fo the darkest regions in the photo above. If you click on the pic, you'll actually be able to see the galaxy formations, similar to that of our Milky Way.



Can we even BEGIN to fathom how GREAT our Creator really is? That HE knows each of us, every single one of us inside and out...from Adam & Eve to Cleopatra to Queen Elizabeth I to Albert Einstein and Adolf Hitler...to YOU. HE knows the number of hairs on your head and your deepest darkest secrets and what you ate for supper and what you will do tomorrow and the day after that...and the years after that...

So really, how big are you? Just a spec of dust? Not even that! And how big are your problems today?

10 comments:

  1. We do say it everyday

    ALLAHU-AKBAR

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  2. Ive seen this before.. but what a good reminder.

    I did a course on astronomy in first year and knowing all the facts was rather overwhelming.. those who can study astronomy and astrophysics further must be strong of mind, cos putting the universe in perspective can be a rather scary thing.

    one thing tho, ever since then, ive always made the time to ponder over the universe, (almost everytime i see the stars) and this reminds me of His greatness.

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  3. Mini - I get the feeling we don't do it often enough :P

    nk - Wow, it's amazing and you're right sooo overwhelming. I still can't get over it. I marvel and marvel and marvel :P It's definitely scary and puts so much in perspective.

    sofi - Insha Allah you will!

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  4. kaif ha'alek? :)

    As for your post Allah-u-Akbar!

    P.S. First time! loved the Header graphics!
    Keep 'em coming!
    Feel free to drop by mine when time permits

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  5. Good post.

    And aye, I've always wondered how atheists could look at such images and still credit such intelligent engineering to a roll of the die..

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  6. AHHHH Pepper J aka Jack D is posting here!

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  7. DPhatez - I'll be sure to check it out when I have some time.

    Pepper Jack - A celeb of sorts? lol...well Mash seems to think so. I agree with the atheists :)

    Mash - I was floored the first time I saw this...around 2 years ago. Kinda putes everything into perspective.

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  8. Impressive pictures, Azra. I'm sure a lot of people don't even want to know about any of this. The truth often needs to be suppressed. But isn't it funny that seeing these pictures reminds you of your creator while they tell me the opposite story - that 90% of our world population may in fact be wrong? Well, all I can say is that I'm jealous of your faith. I can only imagine how peaceful it must make you feel.
    :))
    - Randy

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