The Center of the Universe

April 05, 2017 | Chris Payne

We are the center of the universe! This was the prevailing theory of leading scientist and theologians before the 16th century. Everything changed in the 16th century as multiple people began to understand that the sun was actually at the center of our solar system. Moreover, in the 20th century, scientists began to understand that our solar system was a fragment of a much larger galaxy.

As time goes on, we are beginning to understand how small we are and how big God is. C.S. Lewis said, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

In the book of Titus, Paul writes to a young Titus about the big vision that God has for people. Paul wants Titus, and us, to understand that God has called us to a good life in and through the Gospel of Jesus. The Gospel does not just save us from sin, it keeps us close to Jesus. Titus 1:11 says, “The grace of God has appeared through Jesus, bringing with him salvation for all people.”

The Son has risen, and now we see everything else by Him. The Good Life is not a small life, but a big life. A life that looks beyond ourselves, and see it’s center in Jesus. There was a time when we thought we were the center of the universe, but then we see Jesus and everything changes.