Saturday, March 11, 2006


Have you ever thought about the vastness of the universe in which we live? Perhaps you have not given much thought to this subject until now. Even if you have, one can still hardly imagine the huge size of the universe. Let us try to explain how big it really is with an example. What is the biggest width you can think of? The distance from one side of the city you live in to the other may seem pretty big to you. Alternatively, it may well be that you have travelled all the way from the east to the west of your country and couldn't help but be amazed by how big it was. Some of you might have travelled to distant countries. Nevertheless, always keep in mind one important fact! Even if you travelled all around the whole world, that would still be too tiny to help you imagine the enormous size of the universe. That is because the size the Earth occupies in the entire universe barely compares to the size of a speck of dust.
Our Earth is located in still, cold, lifeless space. If we compare space to a vast, desolate dry desert, then it would be no exaggeration to compare our planet to a castle in this desert. This castle protects us from desert storms and extreme heat, and provides us with everything we need. Just like this castle in the desert, Earth is our castle in space. Like a spacecraft travelling through space, it protects us against the dangers of space. Here, there is plenty of everything: water, air and everything we need. A castle could not come into existence in the desert spontaneously. This also holds true for our planet. It is obvious that Earth is a sign of a superior creation.

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