Yes, my friends, God not only THINKS about us – HE LOVES US!
Let these wonderful words from the book of Psalms wash over you:
“The LORD is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love…He does not punish us for our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve. For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as GREAT AS THE HEIGHT OF THE HEAVENS ABOVE EARTH…For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust…the love of the LORD remains FOREVER with those who love him.”
Yes, looking at the stars in the desert sky gives me new insights about God. The work of His creation in the heavens is awe-inspiring, and it can make us feel insignificant.
However, the same God who paints the sky with stars, is also the One who came to die for us!
He gave His life for us – just because He LOVES us.
And you know what the best news is?
This love is ours FOREVER!
“NO power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, NOTHING in all creation will EVER be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord!” (Romans 8:39)
I’d like to share a poem I wrote one night long ago, sitting at a campfire, staring into the beautiful heavens of God.
A night full of stars
a million lights
in a sky as dark as ink…
I gaze at them
and feel blessed
by their presence,
yet insignificant –
How can I matter?
I am so small,
my life so fleeting
compared to them,
so very far away…
I feel part of
the great and beautiful sky,
that shines –
For some reason
they look back at me
and smile –
my eyes see,
my heart understands,
that my soul
to their meaning –
That their Creator
© Sharon Kirby
September 27, 2003
I will never look at the stars without thinking about God’s love, His FOREVER love.
And my hope for you today is this – that you will ALWAYS know His deep love within your own heart, and that you will draw closer to the majestic God of the heavens, the Master of the skies, the One who knows the stars by name…
…the “Living One who sees YOU” – and knows YOUR name.
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