How many stars are there? Astronomers don’t know. They simply assure us that the cosmos contains more stars than can be numbered. Billions for sure—probably trillions!
Figures like that are hard for us to grasp. Even a million is mind-boggling. If you were counting a million $1 bills at the rate of 60 a minute for 8 hours a day 5 days a week, it would take you nearly 7 weeks to complete the task. At the same rate it would take over 133 years to count a billion dollars.
Scripture declares that God, the Maker of the sun and moon, “made the stars also” (Gen. 1:16). It likewise declares that He “brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, by the greatness of His might and the strength of His power; not one is missing” (Isa. 40:26).
So if we ever wonder whether God is able to carry us with all our burdens, let us remember that He is the sovereign of the stars. Surely He who is the guide of the galaxies can deal with our situations.
If the skies are clear tonight, look heavenward and be thankful that the God who calls each star by name knows, loves, and cares for you.
I sing the wisdom that ordained
The sun to rule by day;
The moon shines full at His command,
And all the stars obey. —Watts
The One who upholds the universe will never let you down.