The earth is rotating at approximately 1,000 mph on its axis, while revolving around the sun at an estimated 67,000 mph. The sun, and thus our solar system, is revolving around the center of the milky way at roughly 500,000 mph. On top of this the Milk Way is skipping through the universe at roughly 60,000 mph. As N.D. Wilson says, we live on a tilt-a-whirl.
What is it all revolving around? The true center of all the universe is God. He created and upholds it all, and all that, for His glory. “The heavens declare the glory of God.” But we are glory thieves. We, want to take God out of the center and make everything revolve around us—even God.
We don’t have enough mass to pull it off. Imagine trying to replace the hub of one of those huge wind turbines with the hub from one of your ceiling fans. Now magnify that by the galactic specs I just gave you. If you think this would only throw a slight wobble into the mechanism recompute.
Sin tries to play god and build a universe to revolve around self. But that universe implodes like a black hole because we aren’t that big a deal.
When we keep our place in this tilt-a-whirl, when the lap-bar is in place and we follow the directions given to us, there is no greater joy. This is life. When we lift the bar, there is only death.