by Graham Mol
By the time you read this, my family and I will be enjoying the last day of our short camping trip. Right now, I’m really looking forward to the time spent outdoors drinking in the amazing beauty of God’s creation. One of the things that I love to do when we get away from the bright lights of the city is to sit back and stare up at the stars. This is something that has always made me feel close to God. Looking up at those glittering dots in the dark sky I think about the fact that the light I am seeing has travelled millions and billions of kilometers through space. I am awed by the sense of just how big the universe is, far greater than I can comprehend, and yet God has placed each star in the universe, He knows them each by name and holds them all in His hand.
25 “To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of His great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.
Looking up at the night sky is like catching a glimpse of God’s infinite glory. There is no one like our God, and it is good to be reminded of this fact. Paradoxically, looking up at the stars and feeling infinitesimally small actually makes me feel closer to my Heavenly Father. Knowing that He holds not only the whole universe, but me too, in His hand is comforting. I know that I can trust Him with all that I am because He is mighty and good. His is bigger than any obstacle or struggle that I face. In His hands I am safe, I am secure and I know that I am loved.