“Lord, you placed the stars in the sky, yet you call me beautiful.”
Hi everyone! My name is Sam and I'm one of the guest writers here on the blog. For my first post, I'll keep it short and sweet. If you know me, you know that one of my favorite things to do is look at the stars. If we are close friends, it is likely I've laid in the grass, on a roof, or even on a trampoline with you while looking up at the night sky. Living in a city, I don’t get to see a ton of stars very often, so when I get the chance, I take full advantage. When we’d go to Mexico for mission trips and sit around the fire for worship, we’d shut off all the lights around the camp and just look up. MILLIONS of stars would be scattered around the sky; I didn’t even know that many stars existed until that first night on my first mission trip.
Stars are beautiful.
God created these objects that are just so awe-inspiring to some, yet that was not even the pinnacle of His creation. In Genesis, when He creates Man, it is the last thing He creates, and only then is He able to call it “very good” (Genesis 1:31). So I have to conclude that if God was not satisfied with Creation until He created us, and we were created after the amazing stars, after the mountains, after the oceans, wouldn’t that mean we are more beautiful than those things He created that we call “beautiful”?
Think about that. We call the stars in the night sky beautiful...can you even imagine how beautiful we must be to God? The stars don’t even compare!! And He loves us more than anything. We are made in the very image of God, the most Beautiful One ever.
Next time you look at something lovely, such as the stars, the ocean, mountains, a sunset...remember to turn that same adoration back to yourself when you look in the mirror. Because I think the same way we react when we see something beautiful in nature, is the way God feels about us all the time.
“Isn’t it amazing that the God who created the mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought that the world needed one of you too?”