Seeing Stars

Look up at the heavens and count the stars
—if indeed you can count them.
               —Genesis 15:5

Go outside tonight and look at the stars. Your father and grandfather looked at the very same stars.

And long before your grandpa lifted his eyes skyward, Jesus stepped out the door of his carpenter shop, raised his eyes toward home and saw the very same stars.

Moses, too, saw the same stars as he trudged the desert sands between Egypt and Canaan.

Abraham too.

According to astronomer Benjamin Burress, the farthest star visible to the naked eye is a little over 4,000 light years away. Travelling at 186,300 miles per second, it has taken the light of that star 4,000 years to get from there to here.

Think of it! You are seeing the light from that star, not as it is now, but as it was the very day that God said to Abraham, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” (Gen. 15:5).

Do you ever wonder if God ever wonders
why we’ve lost our sense of wonder?

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