He Calleth Them All By Their Names
TEXT: Psalm 147:4, He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names.
Psalm 8:3, When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.
Psalm 148:3, Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
Isaiah 40:26, Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
INTRODUCTION: Earlier this week, as I was looking at the news on the web, I read an article about the Hubble Telescope. The Hubble has recently sent back some of the most amazing pictures of our universe. The pictures we are looking at this morning are said to be trillions of miles away from earth. To give you an idea of the distance of some of these stars and galaxies, one of the galaxies in our pictures is said to be 56 million light years away. A light year is the time it takes for light to travel in distance for one year. Light travels in a vacuum at the rate of 6 trillion miles a year. Now get this; this particular galaxy is 56 million light years away from planet earth. Incredible! What is even more incredible is that God counts each star and has given each star a name. The Bible says; He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
ILLUS: It is said that on a really dark night when there is a clear sky, you can see more than two thousand stars at one time. But that is only a tiny fraction of the total. There are more than 100 billion stars in our galaxy alone and uncounted galaxies beyond it.
David said, When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? (Psalm 8:3, 4).1
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