He who made the He who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning and darkens the day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the surface of the earth, the LORD is his name…(Amos 5:8, ESV) Sitting outdoors on a dark, starry night and looking into the heavens causes me to realize what an amazing God we serve. The size of the universe is incomprehensible to my finite mind. The Milky Way is only one of perhaps 100 billion galaxies. Even after traveling for thirty-three years, the Voyager 2 spacecraft still hasn’t left our solar system.
Psalm 147:4 reads, “He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.” When I view Saturn through a telescope or see Orion on a clear winter night, I know they didn’t happen by accident. The Creator (Elohim) placed them there.
Looking upon the beauty of God’s creation reminds me to give praise and thanks to the Creator. The LORD (Jehovah, the self-sufficient one) is His name.
Reflect: Has God used something in nature to reveal His glory to you? Pause and thank Him for the beauty He created.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you for the beauty of the night skies, the stars, and the constellations. Thank you for reminding me that I am but a tiny speck in your creation, yet your love for me is greater than the vast universe.