And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the
lesser light to rule the night—and the stars.
Isn’t it amazing that God created everything? From the beyond-comprehension big, to the microscopically small. In Genesis, we read that God create the sun, the moon and the stars. The phrase ‘and the stars’ seems such a small clause for such a huge thing:
There are about 10 billion galaxies in the observable universe! The number of stars in a galaxy varies, but assuming an average of 100 billion stars per galaxy means that there are about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (that's 1 billion trillion) stars in the observable universe!
God is capable of big things – like creating all those stars! Maybe what is more wonderful is that He knows and cares about each of us.
This evening should be a clear night for star gazing. Tonight, go in your garden or open a window and look our into the night sky. As an added bonus, look in a South-West direction at 6:49pm – you’ll see the International Space Station moving quickly across the sky! It should be visible for about 6 minutes.
Spend a couple of minutes thinking about how big God is.