The Freedom of Forgiveness
Articles

The Freedom of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is powerful. The person…

Read More
Dream Home Design
Articles

Dream Home Design

“Unless the Lord builds the…

Read More
Becoming God’s Child
Bible Studies

Becoming God’s Child

Since the beginning of…

Read More

Genesis 1:16 states, “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule by day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.”

This is one of my favorite scriptures because it demonstrates the majesty of God. The simple phrase, “He made the stars also,” is humorous to me. It is like God is saying, “No biggie. Just trillions of stars I created too.”

The Vastness of our Creator

Up until Galileo invented the telescope, astronomer’s believed there were only fifteen-hundred stars in the night’s sky. Then the Hubble telescope was invented centuries later, which then aided in the discovery of the vastness of our universe.

  • There are approximately ten billion galaxies in the cosmos?
  • Not only that, there are one hundred billion stars in each galaxy.
  • So, there are approximately one billion trillion stars in our observable universe.
  • ONE BILLION TRILLION

“He made the stars also,” is a declarative statement that proves the greatness of our God.

Psalm 147:4 declares, “He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names.”

God has enchanted our evenings with billions of stars to make the night sky full of awe and wonder. We serve a God who has created unique, intricate snowflakes to fall down from billowy clouds, causing them to glisten and sparkle over the landscapes of this world. David proclaimed in the book of Psalms that we are fearfully and wonderfully made and Luke declares that every hair on your head is numbered. We truly serve an incredible God.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for creating such a beautiful world for me to enjoy and thank You for creating me in Your image. You are sovereign and magnificent. Remind me when I look up to the night’s sky that You know every detail of my life. I love you, Lord.

 

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.” Psalm 37:23, KJV. Growing up my dad taught me how to play chess. I’m still an amateur but I love spending time with him, so I’ll sit there for hours knowing I don’t…

“In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the LORD, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, LORD Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for…

Job is one of the finest characters in the Old Testament; he was committed to his family, he was faithful to Yahweh, and his resilience to suffering is commendable. However, Job’s friends are criticized harshly for their lack of finesse regarding Job’s torment. At one point, even Job refers to…

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18. God is drawn to the proximity of your brokenness and if your spirit is crushed, He is ready to save you. Grieving can make your world tremble and paralyze your voice. Suffering losses, whether…

Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you. Deuteronomy 32:7 My mom worked in a Retirement Home when I was growing up. I have many memories of bringing my classical piano books to play songs…

“But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8, New English Translation). I grow ugly houseplants. Not intentionally—I just don’t have a green thumb. I also can’t bear to throw out a plant that still has any life…