Astronomical Love

Published on 22nd February 2018
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by Andrew Consiglio, Leader and Director of Youth Fellowship.

Rather than the 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe, it would seem that there may be over two trillion of them, and each one on average contains about 100 billion stars. The prophet Isaiah, under the inspiration the Spirit of God wrote:

Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Isa 40:26

Isaiah wasn’t interested in giving us a science lesson or a course in astronomy. His purpose of writing was to remind us that the same God who governs the universe is the almighty powerful God who doesn’t relate to us from an antiseptic distance or by remote control but indeed dwells within us!


So what do we need to remind ourselves of over and over again, especially when it gets a bit though?

Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”?   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.   He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;  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.
Isa 40:27-31

How awesome, how amazing. The Father who can be trusted to hold the whole universe together, can be trusted with my whole life. Remember that next time you look up into the night sky.
During this Lent let us seek Him once again wholeheartedly because great is His merciful love to those who seek Him.

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.  He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.  Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
Psalm 147:3-5