Scripture Read: Psalm 147, 148
Key Verse: Psalm 147:4-5
“He determines the number of stars of calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.”
The “immeasurable” number of stars are each known by God, who has placed each one in the galaxy. Just as he’s done with each person on earth. His power is grand & He understands all no matter how unforgivable it may seem.
It was hard to choose a verse out of Psalm 147 because the entire Psalm is a beautifully, descriptive reminder of all God has done, created, controls & provides for mankind. I can remember when I was a child and my favorite thing to do was explore my yard. I couldn’t wait to see what new insect I would find or new leaf pattern would fall from the trees.
I would study the veins in the leaves, the pinchers on a carpenter ant, the wings of a grasshopper and dig up dirt & clay to see what I could find. The weird part was, unlike humans, carpenter ants all seemed the same, as did caterpillars, worms and everything else I found. The detail was amazing, but common among species. Little did I know, God makes each one slightly different, not visible to the naked eye. And each of them served a purpose more than I could understand in my quick examinations. The insect world is similar to our own in that sometimes nationalities can look the same, but every single human being is made unique & He knows us each by name. Remarkable if you ask me. I cannot imagine having billions of children & keeping track of their every move. Yet He does. When you’re stressed, bored, complacent, remember Psalm 147 & read it again. If it doesn’t move you, take a biology class or watch national geographic! What you cannot possibly learn in a lifetime, God created in 6 days.
Lord, help us to remember your beauty, your power, your promises & your understanding. You are truly an amazing God; full of detail and wonder! Keep us from becoming complacent with all that you have created. Remind us of our child-like faith & keep us fascinated with the little things. Thank you for love & greatness.
By Sandy 217staff team