Windows on the Creator

When I Consider the Heavens

The God who calls millions of stars by name knows your name too!

By Katie LeBlanc

I love bright, sunny days. But for me, the real wonders of the sky emerge as the sun sets and daylight fades. As I gaze up at the thousands of stars sparkling in the wide-open heavens, their beauty fills me with awe and peace. The universe seemed so vast and limitless. Yet, in spite of my fascination with astronomy, looking up into the star-studded darkness can make me feel very…small.

Thousands of years ago, the psalmist David had the same experience. He was inspired to pen the words, “When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained.” Psalm 8:3. Why was David drawn to behold the moon and the stars? The overarching heavens extending from horizon to horizon was a breathtaking—and humbling—view. Verse 4 reveals his awe: “What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son

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References

  1. “Beyond Our Solar System,” NASA. nasa.gov.com.

  2. “What Is a Light Year?” NASA. nasa.gov.com.

  3. “Beyond Our Solar System,” NASA. nasa.gov.com.

About the author

Katie LeBlanc is a Bible instruction and media major at Hartland College and is a copyeditor for Last Generation magazine. She still enjoys stargazing.

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