Psalm 19:1 (NKJV) The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There are some 8 octillion stars. That would be enough for every living person to own about 3 trillion. Up until the invention of the telescope, most people believed there were only about 3,000 stars because that was all you could see with unaided eye. But God revealed the truth to His prophets long before “science”. God said, “in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore….” (Gen 22:17 NKJV)
The fine-tuning of the balance between gravity and expansion in the universe is precisely perfect for life to exist on this planet, estimated to be one part in at least a hundred million billion billion billion billion billion. That would be a ten followed by fifty-three zeros. That’s inconceivably precise. Everywhere we look, as far as we can see, there is breathtaking beauty and precision. Just the fine-tuning of the universe alone should be enough to confirm that only God, who is greater than time, space and matter, could have engineered it. And if He engineered something as vast and stunning as the rainbow of galaxies that spin around us, surely He knows how to steer me through life. This is why the same passage I quoted for this devotion also says “The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple”. Lest we forget how precise our God is, go out into your yard tonight and just look up….