|Today’s Scripture: Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. Isaiah 40:26|
I may be dating myself a little by asking this, but how many of you remember playing with a Lite-Brite®? It came out around 1967, and consisted of a light box, small colored plastic pegs, and a blank sheet of black paper. You could make any glowing design you wanted with one of these gadgets. Now keep that childhood image in your brain and think about the night sky for a moment. Thousands of stars and fantastic constellations glitter in their places every evening. No one would look at a Lite-Brite® that had a design on it and think it happened by chance. So, why do we gaze up at the night sky and allow people to put doubts in our minds as to where it received its order?
Often, we forget to realize how big our God really is. He knows the name of each star, every constellation, and every planet that is suspended out there in the deep reaches of space. Mankind first thought there were only 9,000 stars because that is all that we could observe at the time…as usual, we were wrong. With binoculars, we can view 200,000 stars. With the help of a small telescope, 15,000,000 stars are visible. Using the incredible Hubble telescope, we can see a septillion (that’s 10 with 24 zeros following) stars of all different sizes. That’s more than the number of grains of sand in the sea.
When you defend the Word of God, be confident. Some may argue that the Creator of the universe does not exist. Tell the next person who questions God to consider this: You cannot see all the stars in the sky with the naked human eye, but that does not mean they are not there. You cannot see electricity, but if you stick your finger in a light socket, you will most definitely feel the current. Gravity cannot be heard, touched, or seen, yet if you jump off a building, you will most definitely be a believer in it if you were not already. Air cannot be seen or held, but you would not be breathing without its presence in the room.
Case in point, God may not be seen, and there are times in our lives when His presence cannot be felt, but that does not mean that He is not the Creator, Sustainer, and Savior of this planet. Do not allow the “scientists” of today to cause any doubt in your mind. Stand up for the God Who made you and placed every glowing orb in the sky. Don’t be ashamed of the Keeper of the stars. It’s time to shine your Light Bright!
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.