God’s splendor is a tale that is told; his testament is written in the stars. Space itself speaks his story every day through the marvels of the heavens. His truth is on tour in the starry vault of the sky, showing his skill in creation’s craftsmanship.
“I take this to be the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world.” C.S. Lewis. Psalms 19 truly is a work of art, and through this art of words, God as Creator and divine Craftsman is revealed. I love this Psalm for it confirms that “God’s Word is inspired, powerful, enlightening, and brings joy to the soul.” (Brian Simmons)
The stars definitely show off the handiwork of God, don’t they? God has named every star, and of course He used the stars in the heavens to lead others to Jesus in the manger. The stars reveal the glory of God, now, and then! This is the amazing message of the stars–God’s glory. It’s powerful in so many ways and a witness without words, or sound to the entire world. “Each day gushes out its message to the next, night with night whispering its knowledge to all. Without a sound, without a word, without a voice being heard, yet all the world can see its story. Everywhere its gospel is clearly read so all may know.” Psalms 19:2-4 (TPT) In our world the stars have taken a beating. Their story has been taken and used for occult power, but this is not the true power of the skies. No, no, the origins of the night sky live in the heart of God, the creator of the stars.
I love those nights in the deep country when I’ve been able to look into the heavens and see endless shining stars. It’s as if they are saying “The hands that made us are Divine, indeed!” The stars are lights that never burn out, even if we cannot see them, they are still there, still shining with a brightness that displays the glory of God.
You, my friend, are God’s star as well. He has given you a brightness to shine throughout the darkness. He commissioned you to be a carrier of His Glory. This is a big deal. On the darkest of days, because of the God that lives within us, we can shine. There is no need to be afraid of the darkness, for the power within us, the light of the world, is alive and well.
God put the Star of Bethlehem to lead the shepherds, the Magi, and others to the new born King. The birth of Light, hope, and renewal was laying in a humble manger already spreading Light to the world! “Then Jesus said, ‘I am the light of the world and those who embrace me will experience life-giving light, and they will never walk in darkness.'” John 8:12 (TPT) What a beautiful promise! NEVER WALK IN DARKNESS! It’s hard to remember this on some days, for we live in a world that is full of darkness. It’s a challenge to walk in the world knowing with certainty that we carry a Light within us that totally dispels this darkness. Nothing can take this from you, not even death. This year many of us have dealt with numerous issues. Health issues, loneliness, fear, endless questions, and death. Yet, still the stars shine to remind us of the glorious story of our Savior, the endless guarantee of his power and his love for each of his children.
This Christmas remember to look up. If you are unable to be with those you love and you are struggling with the changes that have come with 2020, look up! Let the star God has placed in you shine his glory through the darkness, and know that your impact for him is huge. Shine dear star, and have faith that light does dispel the darkness.
What is your favorite Psalm, and what Light can you share from it?
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