When I behold Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place—what is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You care for him? – Psalm 8:3-4
Look up, and what do you see?
Astronomers estimate there are 100 Billion stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. They estimate there are over 100 Billion galaxies in the universe. The total number of stars and planets is staggering. Within all of this vastness and the sheer magnitude of God’s creation you might ask, who am I?
You are the one that God calls by name. He knows the number of hairs on your head, and the number of your days. He formed you in the womb, and has plans for you since the beginning of creation.
All of the universe with its uncountable number of stars and planets and moons—yet God has created you to be unique. Everyone who has lived and died throughout all of history—yet there has been no one like you. And God knows about you intimately. He loves you, loves you enough to have died for you and loves you enough to have an amazing future planned out for you.
God’s creation is overwhelming and beyond what we can ever know. There are billions and trillions and zillions of things he has made. Even so they are all just a tiny part of who God is.
All the expanse of space is small compared to the height and depth of God’s great love. Look up at the sky and see the work of God’s hands, and then realize He is looking back at you and has you in His mind and heart. He knows you, He thinks about you, He cares for you. God loves you.