“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.” (Isaiah 40:26)
I can’t begin to imagine the number of all the stars. Just in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, there are estimated to be over two hundred billion stars and astronomers estimate over one hundred billion galaxies in the observable universe. Those numbers are beyond comprehension. We’re talking billions of galaxies with billions of stars in each galaxy.
And God calls them each by name! Incredible! Equally incredible, God calls me and every person who ever lived or will yet live upon this earth, by name as well.
Lord, You call me by name. You bring me out of my darkness. You fill me with Your pure, radiant, life-giving light. You call me out by name and bid me shine for Your glory. You sustain me. Because of Your great power and mighty strength I am not missing! You hold me in place.
It is Your power, not mine, that brings me out, Your power that sustains me in the place You chose for me, and it is Your light that shines out into the darkness. Because of Your faithfulness and infinite might, You call us each by name and not one of us goes missing.
“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3)
“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life – ” (Philippians 2:14-16)
“He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:17)
sincerely, Grace Day