God controls the heavens

Does your world ever seem out of control? When it does, look up at the night sky. If you live in a city like me, there you will see dozens of stars. When you’re really feeling stressed, get out into the country. City boys like me have been known to pull off to the side of a country road and just gawk at the billions of stars—flaming, fiery, giant gas balls that God placed there to decorate the night sky for rich and poor alike.

“The heavens declare the glory of God,” King David wrote in Psalm 19:1, “the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Sometimes God’s handiwork is subtle. There is nothing subtle about God’s audacious jewels of white light in a country sky.

There’s more. God still retains total control over the heavenly bodies. The Bible tells us that God stopped the rotation of the earth for Joshua and even made it go backward for Hezekiah. This is the God who tells you that nothing, no force in all the universe, can come between you and his love. This is the God who made stars millions of light-years away, but who is near you right now, near enough to see your face and hear your voice.

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