Some people look at stars and think of how huge the universe is, some look to them to tell the future, and some look at them and wonder what the meaning of life is. Whenever I’ve looked at a clear starry night, or looked through the telescope at planets I am incredulous of God’s creation. I’ve never seen the dazzling and awe inspiring sky viewed from a desert or hundreds of miles or even 50 miles away from city lights, and I can’t even imagine what that must be like. Photos don’t do it justice. I have seen them from 20 miles off shore in the gulf though, and it’s breathtaking.
But at the same time, when you realize that God spoke it all into existence; the desert sands, the field grasses, the gulf water and every natural thing around us, you can feel pretty small and insignificant. At least I do whenever I look at the intricacies of His universe and world.
It reminds me of how bigger than my wildest imagination that He must be, and what am I but a speck of.. not even dust in comparison. His majesty, my… speck of humanness, a dot in time, smaller than the smallest particle. It blows my mind because
“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” Col. 1:16
He is above all and nothing is higher, yet
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? Psalm 8:4
And yet still, “Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” Jer. 32:17
Nothing is too hard for Him, because He IS… the Maker of heaven and earth Psalm 121:2(b)
Since He is all that and more, since He is so incredible in all His creation, He obviously is all that in His plans as well. And we don’t always know what His plans are. We might have plans, but “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21
His purpose prevails because He is God and He is over all things. We might not know what will happen this week, this month, this year, or in these times we’re living in now, but even when things are getting darker, we can still “proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord; I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.” Psalm 71:16
Because He is sovereign and in control of all things, in all times, we can trust that He alone is above all, and He is our light in the dark, our path in the valley, our solid ground on the rocky road, and our fortress and strength in our peril and weakness.
In the scheme of things, the immenseness of the universe and the seasons of time, all of which He created, He knows the plans that He’s working on.
And yet He loves us, and will not forsake those who trust in Him. And that’s a comforting and amazing thought to carry us when things are darkest and we get discouraged.
As the song so many love goes,
From life’s first cry, to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny.…
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