“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?”
Have you looked up at the stars lately? If you live in a big city, you may not be able to see very many, which is a real shame. There’s nothing more beautiful than a dark sky full of stars. Some of the moments that I’ve been most moved by the beauty and power and majesty of our God have been looking up at the heavens. It’s truly humbling to see all the thousands and thousands of stars scattered through the sky knowing just how far away they are, how massive those tiny specks of light actually are. It makes you realize how small you are, but not in a way that makes you feel insignificant. It’s quite the opposite in my experience.
In such an enormous universe filled with so much beauty and mystery, here we are on our tiny planet looking up at it all. And God is still mindful of us. Of all the planets that orbit around all the stars in all the galaxies of this enormous and ever-growing universe, God has decided to care for me. How amazing that thought is, and how humbling.
So if you’re ever feeling low, forgotten, or unloved, remember this. The God who made all the stars in the sky, the God who (literally) hung the moon, loves you. He did all of this for you, and he is mindful of you. He sees you and he hears you. He wants you to be his and to walk with him in the newness of life through Christ.
Thank you for the stars and the moon and the glory of the heavens that you blessed us with. Thank you for the reminder that they are of your immense power and glory. And thank you that you care for us anyway, that you are mindful of us anyway. I am humbled by your steadfast love, and I pray that you will never let me forget all that you’ve done for me.
In Jesus’ Name,