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Who Created All These?

Isaiah 40:26

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

20140530-104833-38913743.jpgYesterday we wrote about shinning like stars in the sky. Philippians 2:15-16 – Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life.

I wrote about folks who watch the stars shinning in the sky and being mesmerized by them. How I use to go out on my roof of our home when I was a child and just watch the stars. If you have ever been amazed at creation – whether the stars or a humming bird or anything in all of creation – you may have wondered where they came from and who or what made them.

Let’s take a look at today’s passage in partial context. Isaiah 40:21–26 – 21 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? 22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. 23 He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing. 24 No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground, than he blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff. 25 “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. 26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

Did you see today’s passage in there? Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? I’m so blown away by folks that think the universe could be made by chance – by accident maybe. There is an intelligent design for sure. There is a higher power. There is a God – the creator of the universe. Anyone who doesn’t get this is not as intelligent as they think they are for sure. In science – things left to their own usually deteriorate – not become more complex. There is definitely a plan and a creator. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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November 12, 2014 - Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Personal, Theology | , , , , ,

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