What’s God Like?
Readings: Isaiah 40:25-31, Romans 11:33-36, Matthew 28:18-20
People through all time have been describing God to others. In Isaiah 40, God describes Himself. “Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.…The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak…” When our daughter was very little, part of our evening routine included searching for the first star to appear. Her little hand would fly up and her sweet little finger would point to the first glimmer shining through the twilight sky. We were quick to sing “Star Light, Star Bright” and make a wish before we saw the next star appear. We said our prayers every night, too, and it was clear that wishes and prayers were not always the same thing. The stars remind me of God’s faithfulness. He knows the starry host by name; the perfect and perpetual movement of the planets and constellations, and the awesome display of Northern Lights, comets and meteor showers declare His glory. The feeling of holding your little one and searching the dark for the stars to shine, knowing absolutely that they will shine and knowing absolutely Who put them there, is true peace and joy. Maybe you can go out tonight and search for the first star. Let it remind you of what God’s like, and remember He knows that star’s name, and He knows your name, too. God’s bright blessings to you, Tracy