Anyone Out There?

Author: Kevin Zeller — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: November 25, 2019

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Anyone Out There?

READ: JOHN 1:1-14; COLOSSIANS 1:15-20

Even if aliens existed, it wouldn’t matter.

God, the Creator of the entire universe, took on the flesh and nature of a homo sapiens male. He retains this flesh and nature still today, even as He rules all things.

God is one of us. Where does this leave any potential intelligent alien species? Certainly not at the center of attention. Jesus is the focus, along with His people whom He will live with forever (Revelation 21:1-5). He will reign from the earth, the home of our species. That is the message of the gospel, and aliens have no significant part in it.

This way of thinking is foreign to modern people. We know space is vast beyond our comprehension and Earth is a tiny speck swimming in the universe. We are used to thinking of Earth as insignificant.

But cosmic scale does not determine significance. Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things, the King of everything. His people on Earth are the center of His focus, His joy, and His love. • Kevin Zeller

• Have you ever thought about the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life?

• How does Jesus’ incarnation (becoming human) affect the way we think about our species?

• How does Christ’s love for us change the way we think about our place in the universe?

So the Word [Jesus] became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. John 1:14 (NLT)