He Who Hung the Moon and the Stars . . . Holds Your Heart in His hands

moon & stars“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)

Every time I look up into a moonlit, starlit  sky, I am absolutely  awestruck at the wonder of it all.  There it hangs, the glowing moon, suspended before an ebony backdrop splattered with millions of shimmering golden stars.  Catching my breath, I wonder at the God who hung each of them in place.  Were man to attempt to put one solitary star in space,  I imagine the best astronomists and scientists would gather together,  pooling their knowledge and discussing the best type of pyrotechnics with which to create it. It would need a name . . .  Launching the star would need to be placed in the hands of NASA. Funding would take a considerable amount of time, making its way through the appropriate government agencies for approval. Then, following a test mission,  there would be the actual launch.  The news media would gather to report the success of the historic event . . . or it’s failure.

But God . . . He just spoke it all into being.  Not just a star, but galaxies!  The moon.  The sun.  The planets.   All strategically and perfectly placed within the universe.  Note that God’s creation was not formed from anything previously in existence.  It was “created.”  “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”  (Hebrews 11:3)   Doesn’t that, at the very least,  give you goosebumps?  It does me!

Amazing as that is,  ELOHIM,  the name of God that means “Creator, Mighty and Strong,”  is also EL ROI,  “the God of Seeing.”  He is a personal God.  King David understood the personal nature of God. “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise;  you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down;  you are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,  too lofty for me to attain. . . all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:1-6, 16)

EL ROI, The God who sees, says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  (Matthew 11:28)  He encourages us to “Be still, and know that I am God:”  (Psalm 46:10)

Yes, the One who hung the moon and stars in space, urges us to “cease striving” over the things that weigh on our hearts, and instead,  to remember who He is.  The Creator, Mighty and Strong,  who knit each of us together in our mother’s womb,  sees our struggle and and still holds our heart in His hands.

Amazing, isn’t it?  That’s the view from here . . .

About Peg

I am privileged to be the happy wife of my godly husband John, and blessed to be the mother of three daughters, and Grammy to six granddaughters and one grandson. We enjoy our life here in the Mt. Washington Valley of NH. I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and having been saved by His grace, seek to follow Him daily as I pass through this earth on my way to eternity. Along the journey, I take great pleasure in my family, music, writing, fiber arts and all things creative!
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3 Responses to He Who Hung the Moon and the Stars . . . Holds Your Heart in His hands

  1. John & Micki Merrill says:

    Amazing! Good word.

    Micki Merrill Area Coordinator The Voice of the Martyrs http://www.persecution.com 603-692-6099

    “God has placed us in a place to attempt things that are large enough that failure is guaranteed unless God steps in.” Harvey Little

  2. Peg says:

    Thank you, Mrs. Merrill. I’m just getting around to replying to comments. Thank goodness for emails,huh?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you

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