From the Pastor’s Pen

Final thoughts on Psalm 147:3-4

He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.                        NKJV

This psalm should make us stop to consider more deeply the infinite creative power of God. He created all of the celestial bodies including all of the stars and He knows their exact number. In late 2003 astronomers discovered what they call “the largest structure in the observable universe.” The Sloan Great Wall is a giant wall of galaxies with a total length of 1.37 billion light years. This so-called super-cluster includes at least 11 galaxies and 18 quasars containing hundreds of billions of stars. Certainly an amazing discovery made even more astounding when we read in this psalm that God has a name for every object in every one of the galaxies in that super-cluster. But even that thought pales beside the greater truth that this same God actually cares about each (compared to Him, insignificant) person on this tiny blue speck that we call Earth.

God is in the business of healing broken and wounded hearts. Maybe this evening it would be a good reminder of how glorious God is if each of us would step outside into the night air and simply look up for a few minutes at the 10,000 or so stars that we can see with our naked eyes. The wonder of God’s vast creation will help lead us to praise the Creator for who He is and how much He cares for us. The Creator of the cosmos is also the Great Physician who lovingly attends to our individual needs when we trust Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

It doesn’t matter how complex our problem or heavy our burden God Almighty, the One who spoke galaxies into existence, has power enough to meet our every need today.              
Ed Rea

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