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The Stars and You

Posted: Monday, July 10

 Pastor Jon Brooks // College &amp; Young Adult Pastor

Pastor Jon Brooks // College & Young Adult Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

1 Chronicles 9:1-10:14
Acts 27:21-44
Psalm 8:1-9
Proverbs 18:23-24

Verse of the day:

"When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?" (Psalm 8:3-4 NLT)


It’s my responsibility to walk our dog each night before bed. During the winter months it is a quick walk focused on getting the job done, but during the summer months it’s more of a casual stroll with my eyes turned towards the sky. A clear and starry night never disappoints.

 

The sky and the universe have been studied for thousands of years. Usually when something is examined at length our awe begins to wane. But with advancements like the Hubble telescope that allow us to see more than ever before even the most jaded skeptics are left speechless. The size of the universe and the number of stars is beyond our ability to account for. All of this should actually make you and I feel quite small.

 

Thousands of years ago David looked up at the same sky you and I look up at. He says in verse 3 that the seemingly infinite universe, populated with innumerable stars, is the work of the fingers of God. God was able to bring all of this into existence with his fingers, as if he were having craft time; that’s how big and powerful God is! So why would that God give a second thought to little me and little you? Why would God seek us out and care about our concerns? The explanation comes in verse 5:

5 Yet you [God] made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor.

 

Did you catch that? You and I were made ‘only a little lower than God’! We were created in His image and therefore we hold a very special place in the whole vastness of creation! To no other creature did He give his image and all of God’s plans and purposes for the universe revolve around human beings. The same fingers that made stars in the sky made you. He remembers you. He seeks you out on a daily basis and He will take care of you today.