Star Maker

Posted on May 16 , 2014 in God's Word & Life Lessons & Words Of Jesus

Star Maker

© By Brad L Hodges

Isaiah 40:25-26, 28-31(NIV)
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.

28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

According to astronomers, there are probably more than 170 billion galaxies in the observable Universe, stretching out into a region of space 13.8 billion light-years away from us in all directions. And so, if you multiply the number of stars in our galaxy (astronomers estimate that the Milky Way contains up to 400 billion stars of various sizes and brightness)
by the number of galaxies in the Universe, you get approximately 10^24 stars. That’s a 1 followed by twenty-four zeros. That’s a septillion stars.*

Our mighty God, the creator of all these and more, calls each one of them by name! How can any mortal fathom this?

Let me help you out…they can’t!

The atheist may deny God, the agnostic believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God, but how anyone could look up into a clear night sky, unhindered by city lights, see those billions of shining stars and not believe deep in their involuntarily connected seed of God that there is something bigger than chance that put them up there is beyond me.

If you are an unbeliever it could make you feel completely insignificant, just a microscopic blip in the vast universe.

Do you sometimes feel that way? Even if you have some belief in a universal power greater than yourself?

The distasteful servings that are heaped upon us on the plate of life; self-doubt, fear, envy, jealousy, loneliness, despair or heartache can certainly make us feel insignificant and very alone.

Often those who feel disparate, separated in their minds and hearts from those they view around them who appear much happier than themselves, feel they have no way out, no way to attain that elusive happiness. They may turn to drugs, alcohol, illicit sex and if any or all of that fails to connect them to perceived happiness, as they inevitably do, they may turn to suicide as the ultimate escape from their misery.

But there is hope and it comes from the maker of stars.

While you, in your broken human condition, may feel completely lost, tired and weary, stumbling and grasping in the desert of your life for anything to make you feel whole and quenched, God, the star maker, will not fail you, not ever, if you seek his oasis of hope.

God is everlasting. You, on your own, are not.

God will not grow weary or tired. You, on your own, are exhausted by the struggle.

God understands you from every aspect your life has, is or could be. It is impossible to fathom because he sees the infinite beginning and infinite end of all. You strain to even comprehend your behavior at times.

God will give you strength and increase your power to overcome your battles. You, on your own cannot even pick up the sword at times.

But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
– Isaiah 40:31

If the maker of stars can call each one by name don’t you think he knows yours?

Jesus tells us in Matthew 10:29-31, referring to a practice in his time on earth of selling sparrows in the marketplace;

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s will or knowledge. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Not only does God know each star by name, he knows when a sparrow falls and the number of hairs on your head. Think about that as you struggle with your problems. They may be overwhelming to you but if you turn to the star maker for hope do you not think he is more than capable of helping you through them?

Again in Matthew 6:28-34 Jesus puts the love and power of the star maker in perspective;

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Do you want to find a way out from your struggles? Are you tired of false remedies and the empty suitcases you keep encountering in your search for happiness and hope?

Turn to the star maker. He has provided an eternal way out through His son Jesus Christ who He sent to earth to die for your sins and struggles, who overcame death and gives you grace and hope.

You can’t do it alone, you know that deep down in your troubled soul. Accept that God knows your name and you are His child, more important than the billions of stars in the sky. He loves you despite your mistakes and failures. His grace will set you free.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life – John 3:16.

Say this prayer;

“Maker of stars, set me free from the bonds of my struggles and addictions. Help me know that by accepting your son Jesus, that I will be truly free once and for all. You will call my name like you call the name of each star and let me know that if everything and everyone else fails me you will not because I will call you my God from this point on.”

* Source: http://www.universetoday.com/102630/how-many-stars-are-there-in-the-universe/

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