The stars were beautiful last night even though the clouds rolled in this morning. As I looked out the bedroom window during the night, I couldn’t help thinking of Psalm 19: 1
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
Truly, the heavens teach us so much about our wonderful God.
- The universe is beyond our comprehension. We look up and see those beautiful pinpricks of light, which at times look to be so close we could touch them! We get a two-dimensional view: as though they are all on the same plane, like tiny white spots on a chalkboard. However, the distance between the stars themselves, and the distance between the stars and us, AND the depth of the universe is beyond our understanding – so much like our God!
- Space is so incredibly big and empty! We look at the little pricks of light, completely ignoring the emptiness of space. It’s the light that draws our attention; and once again, the same is true of our loving Savior. He drew us with His light for “in him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5) Even though this dark world seems to be swallowing up what little light is left of the Gospel, there will ALWAYS be light as long as our God lives!
- We see the stars through our atmosphere which often dims our view. How true of our God! When this life gets so busy and we run around like ants, our focus on God becomes clouded by all “the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things.” (Mark 4:19) None of us want to admit that we are the plants that are choked by weeds in this parable. We all want to believe that we are the good plants bearing fruit for the Master; however, how quickly the old devil distracts us!
- Unless you have been in a spacecraft outside of this world’s atmosphere, we have no idea how bright and wonderful those stars really are! Oh, dear born-again believer! What a joy will be ours when we get to leave this old sin-sick world and see our dear Savior face to face! There truly will be nothing between us and our Savior!
You and I are those tiny pinpricks of light! As the world gets darker, it only serves to brighten our light!
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!
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Tom MacAvoy, pastor | Steam Valley Bible Church