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.

“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. God sees where you are and He cares about every detail of your life. 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.


Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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    I love the wording and just how awesome our God is to have created so much beauty everywhere. I get blown away at times. Love you LORD.