Isaiah 40:26 “Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” (NIV)
Recently we attended a Thanksgiving event where the people at our table had a conversation about the vastness of the universe. Our group spoke about the millions of stars and galaxies and discussed how small each human being is in the whole realm of the creation. As we chatted back and forth across the table, I considered the comments. I thought about how big and powerful the Creator God is.
Isaiah 40 says He sits enthroned above the circle of the Earth containing people who are like grasshoppers. And this great God stretches out the heavens like a canopy and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
Even the most significant of earthly kings and princes are reduced to nothing when up against the Almighty. He is the One who gives them power, and with a puff of His breath He blows them away like an autumn leaf in a wind storm.
There is no one equal to the Holy One. When we gaze at the starry sky and wonder at the breathtaking beauty of the heavens, we can only see a fraction of the heavenly bodies. Yet the Creator has given each one of these points of light a name. Because of His great power not one of them is missing or thrown off course.
My mind’s wanderings came back to Earth when the leader of the event asked us to share around the table things for which we are thankful. I couldn’t help but express my gratefulness that, in spite of my smallness compared to the endless universe the Almighty created, He still cares for me.
Keep this in mind when you feel pangs of insignificance striking your heart. Go gaze at the night sky and look up at the moon and stars. Remember that the Creator and sustainer of this huge world loves and cares for you. That’s something to be thankful for!