To those who enjoy these devotions, we will be moving to 'beginnings and endings': first or last verses of books of the Bible.
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
Reflection. In the Museum of Natural History in Oxford there is an accurate to scale representation of the earth and moon in relation to the sun. The sun is a golden sphere about 30 centimetres in diameter. It is placed at the far side of the main hall. The earth and moon are tiny in comparison, and would not be visible looking from the sun's perspective. Reflecting that we really are 'quite small,' was met with the reply, 'compared with celestial structures, yes.' That's what you get when speaking with a physicist!
Yet, this is the solar system; the world created in love and still loved by God, gifted to us. It is our home. We might be tiny in relation to celestial structures, but we are really big in the heart of God. Dwell on that for a moment.
Prayer. Oh Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth. Let it be so. Amen.