Wonders Of His Love

Thursday, February 19, 2015
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Psalm 36:5 – Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. (NIV)

Late one night recently as I was taking the weekly garbage out, I looked up at the night sky. It was full of bright stars. I love this time of year because the skies at night are generally cloudless, so there is a vast array of planets, constellations, and even galaxies that can be seen with the naked eye.

I always get thrilled when I see them so clearly. In response, I usually thank God for such a glorious sight, and then, I wish that I could actually travel through space to see the wonders of creation in close proximity. I find myself closer to God through looking at His amazing handiwork. I feel His presence in a deep, absorbing way that I never experience elsewhere. I guess that it's because I feel so tiny compared to the gigantic, astral globes that beautifully sparkle across the heavens. I think to myself that if God could create all the vastness of the universe, then how almighty and powerful He truly must be!

But lest I begin to feel insignificant, I also recall these wonderful words of Scripture:

Psalm 8:3-4 – When I consider 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, the son of man that you care for him? (NIV)

Perhaps you are feeling downhearted or vulnerable today. Maybe you think that you're not important or significant. Perhaps you're depressed about your life or feel forgotten by everyone around you. Please know this: the One Who created the stars and calls them by name fully knows and loves you. You are not forsaken or abandoned; you are not unimportant or insignificant to Him. You are a child of His grace, made of the same stuff as the glorious stars, and given an everlasting soul that will always be loved, embraced, and known to God through Jesus Christ.

Questions for reflection:

When was the last time that I looked at the stars? What does their existence tell me about God?

Prayer: Lord God, You are the Creator of all things and the Lover of all living beings. Your power is majestically displayed across the heavens and also intimately felt within our souls. Thank You for allowing us life and letting us enjoy the wonders of Your making. In Jesus' name, we thankfully pray. Amen.

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Another good challenge John.


    Beautiful Rev. Stuart, Thank you!


    I am always very grateful for your devotionals. Thank you.


    John I find myself on the same page as yourself. I love your devotionals.


    Your devotional today really touched my heart. It was exactly what I needed to hear!


    AMEN and thank you for your reminder of God’s awesome Grace and love.
    (Tx)


    What a wonderful devotional. I also love to look up at the stars and marvel and then thank God for the wonders he shows us.


    Good Morning John,
    Nicely done! A simple and beautiful reminder of God’s love and majesty!
    Blessings.


    Yes John,
    God is an awesome God when we consider His handiwork.
    Amen and thanks for sharing.
    Blessings.


    Dear Sir,
    Bless you for the write up.
    Took a few minutes on the reflection and its awesome.
    The thought for the day address a crisis my country (Ghana) is facing with erratic power supply.
    God be praised.
    Thanks.


    Dear Rev. Stuart,
    Thank you for this heartwarming and reassuring message. As I read it, I remembered your message for the service of a pilot, some time ago. Almost as if you had read my thoughts! I remember making a copy of your transcription of Psalm 23, and how my daughter said she felt closer to God when she was piloting her aircraft.
    Blessings.


    Hello John,
    Thank you for your message today on PresbyCan Daily Devotional. I would like to share it with our members.
    Thank you so much.


    Dear friend in Christ,
    Thank you for your beautiful words of inspiration today. I was feeling a bit down a little bit depressed for no reason at all. I have so much to be thankful for, but there are times with no explanation at all one can become so weary. So I am reading your devotional, and it has brought a smile to my face tears to my eyes, rereminded me that God loves us all.
    Thank you so much.
    May God continue to bless you as you continue to share your inspiring devotional readings reaching out to people far and near.


    Hello John.
    Your words “made of the same stuff as the glorious stars” remind me of a man that has said the very words that you wrote, Carl Sagan, one that by his words indicates that we came from “star stuff” and leaves out the Creator. You though, have mixed the two together. The nearest star is XX light years away. Have you tested the star stuff? This earth was created special just for man, and He formed man from the dust of the earth. Your words confuse people, and add to Carl Sagan’s legacy. “Carl Sagan’s Cosmos”. His books would not have sold if he had mentioned or used wordage against God. Many people had itching ears, and Carl Sagan has filled them up with lies.
    (USA)


    Oh Rev. Stuart:
    What a fine message assuring us we are never forsaken or abandoned; and we are always important and significant to Him. We are His children, children of His grace, made of the same stuff as the glorious stars, and given an everlasting soul that will always be loved, embraced, and known to God through Jesus Christ.
    A marvelous message and although I never feel uninportant or insignificant your assuring me I am made of the same stuff as the glorious stars and given an everlasting soul, because of Calvary, makes me feel even more important, alive and significant on planet earth.
    We have lots and lots of snow here in the Maritimes.
    Bless you.


    John Stuart,
    Very fine.
    Thank you.
    You are a child of His grace, made of the same stuff as the glorious stars, and given an everlasting soul that will always be loved, embraced, and known to God through Jesus Christ.
    Very true.
    And aren’t we human beings also the crown of his creation?
    Let us glory in the universe, and let us glory in one another as his people, and above all glory in Himself as the Creator of all, and Redeemer of all. We can for ever and ever. Amen.
    How marvelous!
    How wonderful!
    And my song shall ever be.
    Keep writing,

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