The James Webb Space Telescope, no doubt an engineering marvel in itself, opened our eyes to the exciting world of stars and galaxies billions of light years away. So let me speak on what the stars tell.
First of all, the stars tell us that how wise and creative and Almighty God is! He simply created it all with his word.1 Moreover the Bible says he calls each of them by name 2 and because of his great power and mighty strength not one of them is missing.3
Secondly, stars tell us how small we are in the vast expanse of space. It also reminds us of our ignorance rather than our knowledge. Each new discovery is claimed to be giant leap. Yes, it surely is. But it also shows how small we truly are.
Thirdly, stars tell us that they obey the laws of heaven.4 They are under authority. Imagine if the gravitational forces started rebelling. What chaos would result! So each one of us should stand in awe at the majesty of God. The Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”5
Finally, my question to you for thought is this: Do you think stars determine events and outcomes in your life; or your motivations instilled by fear or ambition make things happen for which stars are made responsible for? Taking responsibility for your decisions and mistakes and failures in life requires moral courage and that will bring star-studded success in your life.
Feature Image Credits: The first full-colour image from Nasa’s James Webb Space Telescope shows galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 in a composite made from images at different wavelengths. Photograph: Nasa/Reuters | NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI
1Genesis 1:14–19, John 1:1–3, Colossians 1:15–17.
2 Psalm 147:4
3 Isaiah 40:26
4Jeremiah 33:25, Job 38:33