Have you ever tried to count the stars? Disregard the scientific numbers…there are lots and lots of stars! A few nights ago I was standing alone in the middle of a dark field looking up at the sky. And I was reminded that the God who knew I was out in the middle of a field was big enough to do something about my circumstances. Not only that, but He created the stars, and has named each one.
“To whom then will you compare me,
that I should be like him? says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high and see:
who created these?
He who brings out their host by number,
calling them all by name,
by the greatness of his might,
and because he is strong in power
not one is missing.
27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
and my right is disregarded by my God”?
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
30 Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.”
And just like He is able to rule the sky, God is able to care for each of the billions of people who have lived on earth. It is not my job to save, cure, or manage the lives of any of them, but to love them as God leads. And it is a beautiful thing to watch the runaway come home, the lost be found, the hopeless saved!
God, thank You that You created the stars and keep track of them all. Please help me to seek to bless the people around me, but not take responsibility for them. God, I need lessons in the best love – Yours. Thank You for being our strength in hard times. Amen.