Wednesday, August 26, 2020
“Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing.”
Personal note: OMG as the saying goes! Can you just imagine anyone on this earth in all its ancient and recent history being able to do something like this? No way, no sir, couldn’t happen. Only a GREAT God could do something like this! I close my eyes and just imagine His throne room as He looks upon our night sky and says: “Come, Orion, Ursa Major-over there and Ursa Minor-just there, give Little Dipper a little more room and make sure your North Star is visible to the sea vessels. Leo, you roar over this area and Crux, shine your southern cross the brightest tonight.” (See 5 Constellations)
- Oh Lord, how magnificent you are! You determine the number of the stars and name each one. (Ps 147:4)
- We bow our heads in amazement that out of the billions of souls now living on this earth, You see each soul individually and You’ve tracked them all day long, moment by moment and have thought about each and every one of them. (Ps 139:18)
- Forgive us for making You so small. Forgive us for losing sight of Your power, Your creativity, Your marvelous ways. Forgive us for taking Your creation and our world for granted.
- Help us to be mindful of You throughout our days and nights. Don’t let one day pass without acknowledging our gratitude for what You’ve given to us.
- Just as You’ve named each star, You know the names of every person-past, present, and future. Today we call upon Your mercy to draw each lost soul to You. As they look up into the night sky, let their wonderment be new again. Let them ask “If there is a God…” and You answer, “Yes, I am.” Holy Spirit, speak to their hearts about Jesus. Cause divine appointments, speak to them in dreams, use a song, a conversation, a message, whatever will speak to them.
- We marvel at Your world and ask for Your mercy on those areas facing natural disasters from fire, wind, floods, and hurricanes. Protect first-responders, cause provisions to be sent, guard lives and property, and be a help to Your people.