Look Up, Way Up

God’s Word speaks about the Lord’s power, His omnipotence, in creation, especially when we look up.

Psalm 121, “I look to the hills, from where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of the heavens and earth.”

Isaiah 40 also tells us, “Lift up your eyes on high and see:
who created these?
He who brings out their host by number,
calling them all by name;
by the greatness of his might
and because he is strong in power,
not one is missing.”

Looking at the stars is such a good thing to do. Maybe some of you have done this lately or will do so tonight. It is reminder to us of God’s power. Especially in light of all the amount of trouble in the world right now.

What this is saying to us is this: this crisis may seem to us to be so massive and we all must take care. But remember that no matter how looming this all seems to us, our God is so much bigger. Not only this. He knows all His children by name, just like the stars.

And yet the psalmist also takes these examples from creation and says that they can’t be compared to God. They are unstable. They really will come to an end. Psalm 102 compares the heavens to a robe. They are just like a cloak that God can change. A cloak can be changed any time of the day. If you go outside during the daytime, then you put on short sleeves, and at night you may put on something warm because it cools down. We change very quickly. This is the same comparison. What we consider to be ‘stable’, to the Lord is like a changing of a garment. God is going to create a new heavens and a new earth. But God is never going to change. “But you are the same, and your years have no end” (Psalm 102:27).

As that one hymn says,
“Change and decay in all around I see;
O thou who changest not, abide with me.”

How about you today? You know the changes we’re going through right now. Do you sense your own unworthiness because of your sins next God’s holiness but at the same time do you know of the security of God’s unchanging grace and love? Is your frailty anchored in the unchanging nature of the Lord?

Thank God for His unchangeableness. His mercies to us in Jesus Christ never change. He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). In Christ, Pastor Anjema