“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.”
Everywhere We Go . . .
As a chaperone for my son’s field trip, I climb aboard the bright yellow school bus and find a seat amongst some wiggly boys — my boy being one of them. When the bus engine roars to life, the kids all squeal as we roll towards our destination: a nearby observatory.
The observatory is a quiet sort of place, until 68 kids show up. We file into a darkened room and lean our seats way back. We’re here to look at the sky, or at least, a simulation of the sky. With the flip of a switch, the “stars” appear on the domed ceiling, and our host uses a red-dotted light to point out certain ones.
Every star has a name.
From our view, it might seem as if the stars are randomly strewn about the sky, but there’s nothing random about our night’s landscape. God hung each star in just the right place, and in the just the right distance from each other. Each star is unique in color, size, and shape.
Every star shines a certain way.
A sweet hush falls over the kids as they gaze upon the constellations. Like a game of connect-the-dots, our host highlights the way some stars form pictures when grouped together.
Every star tells a story.
Nothing in our sky is an accident. When we observe God’s creation, we see intention and purpose. We see God’s glory in glimmers of light. He draped the night sky with a starry host that shines through the present darkness. And He knows their names. Just like He knows our names.
At times the stars might be hidden behind clouds, but they’re always there. Just like He is always there.
The next time we’re outside at night, let’s follow the words of Isaiah and lift up our eyes and look to the heavens. When we do, we’ll see the fingerprints of the Almighty everywhere. They’re there to remind us that He’s with us, everywhere we go.Leave a Comment