Our Cozy Little World

Our Cozy Little World

We finally watched the movie Gravity. I know, you all have probably seen that months (years?) ago. But we got around to it and throughout the movie I kept thinking about God. It’s a beautifully shot film, and the thing that kept coming up for me was the vastness of space and how cozy and perfect our little earth is. How wonderful that God created this world especially for us, with the right amount of air and vegetation, balanced perfectly in space to get light and warmth from the sun without being so close we’d burn up.


By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
Hebrews 11:3 ESV


There is no accident to how this earth was created, and as I watched the movie I thought of our Lord again and again. When Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are floating around around the earth, I wondered if that’s how God can see us sometimes. Far away from his place in heaven and yet… with us still.



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My favorite scene from the movie is at the end. I’ve included a clip below in case you haven’t seen it. It’s where Sandra comes back to earth, crashing back to earth after the struggle to survive in space and get back home. The sky is blue, she’s breathing on her own (no special masks needed) and she falls to the ground, the effects of being in zero gravity making her body unable to walk normally at first. In this scene, it feels like coming home, like someone wandering too long away from our world and so happy to just be back on the solid ground of our earth… this earth, this world, that God made.

I got such a sense of comfort at seeing this, that yes!, this is home, this is the cozy little place He made for us. What a beautiful thing. How lucky we are to have it.


Cherie Burbach About Cherie Burbach

Cherie Burbach is the founder of Putting on the New. She is a poet, mixed media artist, and freelance writer. She's written for About.com, NBC/Universal, Match.com, Christianity Today, and more. Her latest book is: Art and Faith: Mixed Media Art With a Faith-Filled Message. For more, check out her website.

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