Often I stand outside on a clear night and marvel at the incredible beauty of the night sky. The stars that fill the sky are innumerable and yet I know that many are not stars at all. Instead, most are entire galaxies of their own. Science tells us that there could be as many as 100 billion galaxies in the universe and each of those galaxies could have more than 100 billion stars. This boggles my mind.
I often wonder about the purpose of the stars. Why did God create all these galaxies? Mankind can never visit them, they are too far away. We can never reach them so they will never provide any of our necessities. All we can do is look at them. They are beautiful, but what is their purpose? And what is the purpose of the immeasurable expanse of the universe?
Maybe the answer to my question is as simple as this. A Great God needs a boundless universe to contain the unending love that He has for His children. Perhaps the uncountable stars in the universe are there to illustrate the uncontainable mercies that He has for us. After all His Word does say “His mercies are new every morning.” And listen to this. Science also tells us that even now the universe is growing and expanding in size. Wow, what manner of love the Father must have for His children.
In Ephesians 2:4-7 we read; “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, has raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”
Let me be bold and say it this way. God loves you so much that he gave His only Son for you and if you trust in Him you can have everlasting life. For that reason an ever expanding universe cannot contain the love that God has for you. His love is exceedingly, abundantly above and beyond our imagination.
Douglas & Deborah Huff
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