The Nothingness of Man
"My God! when I survey the boundless fields of space, and see
those magnificent spheres rolling through it all- when I consider
how vast are your dominions- so wide that an angel's wing might
flap to all eternity and never reach a boundary- I marvel that you
should look on insects so obscure as man. I have looked into my
microscope and seen the short lived tiny insect on a leaf, and I
have called him small. I will not call him "tiny" again: compared
with me, he is great, if I put myself in comparison with God.
I am so little, that I shrink into nothingness when I behold the
almightiness of Jehovah- so little that the difference between
the microscopic animal and man dwindles into nothing, when
compared with the infinite chasm between God and man."