William Beebe, the naturalist, told about visits that he made to the home of Theodore Roosevelt, who basically was fond of nature himself. Often, after an evening of conversing with Roosevelt at his Sagamore Hill home, the two of them would leave the house, walk over the large lawn and look up in the sky. They would struggle with one another to see who could be the first to identify the light-mist near the upper left hand corner of the Great Square of Pegasus, and then either Roosevelt or Beebe would recite:
That is the Spiral Galaxy of Andromenda. It is as large as our Milky Way. It is one of a hundred million galaxies. It is 800,000 light years away. It consist of one hundred billion suns, each larger than our own sun.
Then after a brief moment of silence, Theodore Roosevelt would grin and say, “Now, I think we’re small enough, lets go to bed.”
We must be reminded that our smallness is resting in God’s greatness!
May “Ridiculous” favor be on you and yours today!