Christian astronomer David Block tells us that the Milky Way contains 100 billion stars—and that is just one small part of the vast heavens of which our planet is but a tiny speck. Considering the utter insignificance of our earth, it is hard to believe that the Creator of the cosmos cares about what happens to the human family that has been cynically described as a semi-invisible rash on the skin of a sub-microscopic planet in a second-rate solar system.
The astonishing truth is that God does care. Long before the invention of telescopes, David asked, “When I consider Your heavens, . . . what is man that You are mindful of him?” (Ps. 8:3-4). And not only does God care, He cares for everyone as if we each were the sole object of His loving attention. Psalm 147:3-4 contrasts the star-studded sky with the hurts of a single soul: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.”
Mind-boggling! The wisdom and the power that sustain the whole cosmos are focused on every believer. What a source of confidence and strength when we experience weakness and doubt!
I am the God of the stars,
Lift up thine eyes and see
As far as mortal may
And stay thy heart on Me. —Amy Carmichael
He who holds the stars in space will surely uphold his saints on earth.