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Week 43 Bible Reading: Isaiah 40:25–27

Star Shepherd

Look up to the skies. Who created all these stars? He leads out all the army of heaven one by one. He calls all the stars by name. He is very strong and full of power. So not one of them is missing. - Isaiah 40:26 ICB

Some night when you’re away from city lights, “Look up to the skies” (Isaiah 40:26 ICB).

If you have good eyes, you can see about 5,000 stars, according to astronomer Simon Driver. There are, however, far more that you cannot see. The Hubble Deep Field Study space probe concluded that there are billions of galaxies, each containing billions of stars. By one estimate, there are more than ten stars in the universe for every grain of sand on the earth.

Yet each night, without fail, God “leads out all the army of heaven one by one. . . . He is very strong and full of power. So not one of them is missing” (v. 26 ICB).

If God sees all the stars, why do we sometimes say, “The Lord does not see what happens to me” (v. 27 ICB)? No one has been forgotten by God. He knows “those who are his” (2 Timothy 2:19). If He can bring out the billions of stars in the heaven each night one by one, He can keep His eye on you too!

Go look at the stars! Then praise the Lord! God cares for you too.

Fun Fact

Besides the sun, the closest star to earth is 4.3 light-years away from us (do you remember what a light-year is?). The closest star is in the Alpha Centauri star system.

Just You and God

Wow, God. The sky is so amazing at night. I can’t believe how many stars you created. Help me to see something in creation every day to thank you for.
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