I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart;
I will tell of all Thy wonders.
I will be glad and exult in Thee;
I will sing praise to Thy name, O Most High.
View that against the backdrop of an amazing night sky where you can't tell the fireflies from the stars, and you have an amazing sight that leaves you in awe and wonder of the Lord Most High, the Creator of the universe.
I'm thankful for both these amazing sights. I'm also thankful for the man who took this picture and is allowing me to share it with you all.
When I look out at the night sky, I'm reminded of a selection from "A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23" by Phillip Keller.
So if the Lord is my Shepherd I should know something of His character and understand something of His ability. To meditate on this I frequently go out at night to walk alone under the stars and remind myself of His majesty and might.
Looking up at the star-studded sky I remember that at least 250,000,000 x 250,000,000 such bodies - each larger than our sun, one of the smallest of the stars, have been scattered across the vase spaces of the universe by His hand. I recall that the planet earth, which is my temporary home for a few short years, is so minute a speck of matter in space that if it were possible to transport our most powerful telescope to our nearest neighbor star, Alpha Centauri, and look back this way, the earth could not be seen, even with the aid of that powerful instrument.
All this is a bit humbling. It drainst the "ego" rom a man and puts things in proper perspective. It makes me see myself as a mere mite of material in an enormous universe. Yet the staggering fact remains that Christ the Creator of such an enormous universe of overwhelming magnitude, deigns to call Himself my Shepherd and invites me to consider myself His sheep - His special object of affection and attention. Who better cold care for me?"