I looked out the window this morning. It was still dark with the bright moon high in the sky and a star above it.
I was reading Psalm 8 later. This is what I read.
O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens.
When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? (Psalms 8:1, 3-4 NLT)
The God of heaven who put the moon in place cares about me and you this morning. He keeps all things in place. The sun is not falling out of the sky.
A headline in the BBC News caught my attention yesterday. A telescope has discovered new planets.
I quote from News.com.au, Science, Space.
“Three new planets, roughly the size of Earth, have been found in the ‘not too hot, not too cold — just right’ zone around their stars, significantly boosting the numbers of potentially habitable worlds.
And one of them may potentially be the most Earth-like yet discovered.
NASA’s Kepler mission early this morning made the announcement at a presentation marking the discovery of its 1000th exoplanet — the name given to worlds found orbiting stars other than our own. The results will soon be published in The Astrophysical Journal.
Each result from the planet-hunting Kepler mission’s treasure trove of data takes us another step closer to answering the question of whether we are alone in the Universe,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission.”
Man is discovering how vast the universe is. But let man look for the One beyond the heavens. He created the universe and there is no God like him. He created us and cares for us. He made himself know through Jesus his son who came on earth as a baby. We just celebrated his birth at Christmas time.
All Christians pray the prayer Jesus taught us, “The Our Father.”
Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be your name.
That means to thank God, honor him for who he is, praise him and magnify his works.
I declare that God made the sun, moon and stars and all the universe, whether discovered or not yet discovered. He is God yet he cares for mankind.
As I read about Moses, Daniel and other bible characters when they prayed they praised and magnified God for his power and works in creation first of all. Then they asked for God to intervene in the difficult situations they found themselves.
I have discovered as I lift my eyes off my immediate circumstances and look up to God and magnify his works and power, then I find my worries seem small and He can take care of them and answer my prayer.
As I magnified who God is he reached down and touched me and delivered me from Malignant last stage Bowel Cancer
what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? (Psalms 8:1, 3-4 NLT)