"Copernican moment"

In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus published a theory that marked one of the starting points for the scientific revolution of the 16th century. His hypothesis was: The earth is not at the center of the universe.

Recently, I had what for me was a "Copernican moment." I was reminded that I am not at the center of the universe. The world doesn't revolve around me. When I'm busy, work still piles in. There are still needs to be met and family matters to attend to. In short, I say anew that the world doesn't move at my pace, in my terms, nor in accord with my preferences.

Though we might wish it to be otherwise, life is not all about us. For the world was created to revolve around God, not people. In Psalm 33, we read that:

All nature revolves around the Lord (vv.6-9). He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the ocean in vast reservoirs. He spoke and the world began. It appeared at His command. It operates in accordance to the laws He has set.

All nations revolve around the Lord (vv.10-12). All plans and schemes cannot stand up against God's. Ultimately, it is the Lord's plan that will stand forever. His intentions can never be shaken.

All lives revolve around the Lord (vv.13-19). God sees the whole human race. He made our hearts, and He understands everything we do. And He has the power to intervene in our lives and deliver us from situations spinning out of control.

We need to live a God-centered life, not a self-centered one. As we revolve around Him today, let's submit to His commands and follow His ways. , Poh Fang Chia, Our Daily Journey



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