READ: Psalm 147
THINK: Astronomers have discovered what they call “the largest structure in the observable universe.” It occupies an area in the night sky about 40 times that of the full moon as seen from earth. This supercluster includes at least 11 galaxies and 18 quasars containing hundreds of billions of stars. It’s an amazing discovery made even more wondrous when we read that God “counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name” (Psalm 147:4).
But even more amazing is the Bible’s claim that the all-powerful, infinite God cares about you and me. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (v.3).
He is the same God whom Jesus described as His Father, who holds power over death and hell, yet who sees the tiniest bird fall to the ground and numbers the hairs on our heads (Matthew 10:28-31).
He is the God of all our days and nights, the Lord of all our highs and lows. He is our Lord and King (1 Timothy 6:15). When we marvel at the splendor of the night sky, we praise Him who created it. When we mourn the loss of life or love, we cling to Him who heals our broken hearts.
How amazing to discover that the God of great and small through His Son showed His love for all!
The God who made the firmament,
Who made the deepest sea,
The God who put the stars in place
Is the God who cares for me. – Berg
He who holds the stars in space will not let go of His promises to us.
– David C. McCasland in Our Daily Bread
PRAY: If you’re hurting today, just throw your cares upon God. He’s big enough that he can handle them and he loves you enough that he will. And if you’re not, lift up someone who is.