He counts the number of stars; He gives names to all of them. – (Psalm 147:4, HCSB)
He counts the stars and knows them each by name. – (Psalm 147:4, ERV)
He counts all the stars within His hands, carefully fixing their number and giving them names. – (Psalm 147:4, VOICE)
In my own limited understanding, I know I am guilty of making God too small, or limiting what I think He can do. Verses like the one above are a reminder of just how big God really is. God, the Creator of all, created, placed, counted and named each of the stars in the sky. I don’t know about you, but any time that I get away from the city/suburb lights and look at the sky at night, I stand in awe, as the longer I look, the more stars I see; far too many to count. It is a reminder of how great God truly is. The same God that knows each star by name, knows my name and the number of hairs on my head. Intentionally, He formed each of us and knows us better than anyone. Designed with a plan and a purpose, I cannot help but stand in awe. The more I know Him, the more I want to know. One who knows and loves so deeply and personally is worth pursuing more. May we ever seek to know the Lord more and more, and may we discover how He sees us and calls us to be who He has created us to become.
Each star with a name,
Both numbered and known;
The Lord placed each one,
Love’s light being shown.
He who hung the stars,
Also made us all;
With plan and purpose,
Each one of us called.
May we choose seek Him,
With wonder and awe;
Praise Him for His love,
And grace for us all.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You created, placed, named and know each star in the sky – both those we can see, and those we cannot. Thank You that You know each person on the planet in the same way. Forgive us for making You too small. Teach us to trust You in all things, for You are so much more than we can think or imagine. Lead us to love those around us with a love like Yours so that all might feel and know Your goodness and grace. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we ever pursue knowing You more, and trust You in all things and at all times. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
But whoever loves God is known by God. – 1 Corinthians 8:3