While living in Tokyo, Delores and I rarely saw the stars and moon. Dense air pollution and frequent cloud cover obscured heavenly objects from view. When we returned to America, I began thoroughly enjoying the Lord’s star-filled sky!
One evening I realized that the star-filled sky speaks in God’s behalf to us earth-bound humans.
The star-filled sky proclaims that your God is great. “Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these?” (Isaiah 40:26). The God who created you and takes care of you! The God who created the vastness of our universe is the same God who commits his infinite power to guiding your life.
The star-filled sky proclaims that God’s blessing upon you will exceed your expectations. God once told the childless Abraham to count the stars. The Lord added, “so, shall your offspring be,” Genesis 15:5. Astronomers tell us that the unaided human eye sees about six thousand stars. Well, modern technology shows us millions of stars. If Abraham of old had counted all the visible stars, he would have fallen exceedingly short of the number of descendants God intended to give him. Next time things in life are going badly for you, remember that your God is able to do more than all you ask or imagine possible!
Let the star-filled sky remind you that unpleasant seasons always pass. Scripture points out that stars “serve as signs to mark seasons,” Psalm 104:19. Sometimes we feel that the unpleasant seasons of life drag on forever. We tend to become disheartened and discouraged. Why not recall that all seasons pass; none is eternal.
“To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory.” Jude 24-25