A Call to Worship
by Impact Church
“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,”
Psalms 19:1-4 NKJV
In 2010, scientists announced a speculation that there are probably 3 times as many stars as they had previously thought to exist.
In an article called “Starry Starry Starry Night: Star Count May Triple”, a new study says that there may be 300 sextillion stars in our galaxy alone. The article attempts to explain the magnitude of that statement by asserting “that is a 3 followed by 23 zeros. Or 3 trillion times 100 billion.” Wow!
That is a lot of stars! These facts are incredible and it is amazing to consider the beauty and majesty that surrounds us daily. As believers, these facts are even more awe-inspiring because our attention automatically elevates to the One who is responsible for its creation. And in that moment, these jaw-dropping facts become more than facts; they begin to speak of Truth.
Psalm 147:4 says “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” Therefore, not only is the existence of these stars incredible to consider, the truth that the Creator knows and named them all, is even more incredible.
I am thankful that this simple article from 5 years ago was brought to my attention this week. Not simply so I can know about astronomy and the newest findings by present day scientists but because it gave me yet another moment and reason to reflect on the greatness and grandeur of God. And it inspired worship!
One of the scientists in the article concludes the numbers of stars “are equal to all the cells in the humans on Earth.” What a unique “coincidence” Our worship can be steadied on the foundation that our God is great and greatly to be praised!
Amen and Amen!